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Police sucessfully chase down suspected Portrush burglar with help of helicopter

Digital staff

A 22-year-old suspected burglar was chased down with the help of a police helicoper this morning. 

Police were called to a house on Causeway Street, Portrush.

Police set off on foot after the suspect who had made off towards a wooded area nearby. Officers surrounded the area assisted by a police heliopter. He was located a short time later.

Inspector Colin Shaw said: "The 22 year old man was arrested and taken to Coleraine Police Station where he remains this morning, assisting with police enquiries.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to commend the officers involved in the successful arrest of this individual.

"I would also ask anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and who has any information which could be of assistance to police to contact officers in Coleraine on 101 quoting reference number 6 14/09/17.”

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