Northern Ireland

Three people charged following separate incidents in which police officers injured

Police have named a man who died at the scene of a three-car collision
Seven police officers were injured in incidents in Newry and Ballymoney on Tuesday. (Niall Carson/PA)

Three people have been charged with assaulting police in two separate incidents in the north on Tuesday.

A 22-year-old man has been charged in connection with an incident in Newry in which a female PSNI officer was headbutted.

He has been charged with assault on police, resisting police and common assault, and is due to appear before Banbridge Magistrates’ Court on March 28.

Meanwhile, a 31-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman have been charged after six officers were injured when responding to a domestic incident in Ballymoney’s Seymour Street area.

The pair have been charged with offences including assault on police, disorderly behaviour, criminal damage, resisting police, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The man is due to appear before Coleraine Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, while the woman is expected to appear before the court on March 25.

All charges following both incidents will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.