Northern Ireland

PSNI officers escape injury after car rammed during pursuit in Omagh

A police vehicle was damaged during an early morning car chase

Jamie ‘Jay’ Marks, 18, who died in a road crash in Co Down
A police car was damaged during a pursuit in Omagh in the early hours of Monday morning. (PA)

One man has been charged after police officers escaped injury when their car was rammed in Co Tyrone.

The two officers were in a patrol vehicle in the Brookmount Road area of Omagh, when they indicated to a car to stop

The PSNI said the car drove off “at speed” and during a pursuit, the police car was rammed, causing damage to the vehicle and a wooden gate.

Two men, both aged 22, were later arrested.

One was subsequently charged with offences including attempting to cause grievous bodily injury by dangerous driving, criminal damage, failing to stop for police and dangerous driving.

He is due to appear before Omagh Magistrates Court on February 27, and all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

The second man was released on bail to allow for further questioning.

A PSNI spokesperson said: ”Our investigation is continuing and we are appealing to anyone who saw the white Audi A4, or captured dash-cam footage of its movements, to get in touch with us by calling 101, and quoting reference number 81 05/02/24.”