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Pedestrian and police officers injured in Newry as `donut' driver flees scene

Officers arrived to see a vehicle attempting to `donut'

A PEDESTRIAN and two police officers were injured after a driver attempted to flee the scene where they had been caught doing `donuts'.

The report of `anti-social driving on Newry's Dublin Road was made to police at 11.30pm on Thursday May 9.

Constable Gerry Roberts said officers arrived to see "a vehicle attempting to `donut'".

"When officers signalled their blue lights, the vehicle attempted to make off, it collided with the police vehicle, a parked car and a female pedestrian was injured," he said.

"The driver made off, leaving the vehicle at the scene, two officers were also injured during the incident.

"The woman was taken to hospital for treatment of her injuries which are not believed to be life threatening."

He appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 11 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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