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Officers after police car rammed

The scene at the junction ofLepper Street and Spamount Picture by Hugh Russell.

THREE officers have been injured after their police car was rammed during an early morning patrol in north Belfast.

The car was in the New Lodge area when it was struck by a silver Audi A4 car reversed into it at the junction of Lepper Street and Spamount Street around 3am.

The patrol car was pushed across the street and the Audi made off towards Limestone Road, where it stopped.

Two men aged 29 and 32 were arrested a short time later on suspicion of a number of offences including dangerous driving, failing to stop, failing to remain and failing to report an accident where injury was caused.

The remained in custody yesterday where they were being questioned by police.

The three officers suffered "whiplash type injuries" and the car had to be taken off the road for repairs.

The PSNI has asked anyone who witnessed the collision or saw a silver Audi A4 travelling in the area in the early hours of Friday to contact police in Tennent Street on 101 quoting reference number 327 17/04/20.

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