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Man hospitalised and one arrested following Crumlin crash involving suspected stolen car

The scene of a one-vehicle crash on Crumlin's Ballyutoag Road. A white Astra vehicle suspected of being stolen in a north Belfast burglary left the road shortly before midnight on Wednesday. Picture: Pacemaker.
Staff Reporter

A MAN has been arrested and another hospitalised following a crash in Crumlin involving a car suspected of being stolen in a creeper burglary.

A white Astra car left the Ballyutoag Road in Crumlin shortly before midnight on Wednesday, close to the junctions with Ballyutoag Hill and Seven Mile Straight.

The car had been followed at a safe distance by police officers who had been alerted that a vehicle matching it was stolen in a burglary at a house in the Deerpark Road area of north Belfast earlier that evening at around 9.25pm.

The officers spotted the car in the Mallusk area before following towards Crumlin.

A PSNI spokesperson said the car "rolled into a field" after leaving the road. One man was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries, while police arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking.

"The office of the Police Ombudsman was subsequently notified of this incident, as is normal procedure in such incidents," the spokesperson said, adding that anyone with information on the incident should contact police on the non-emergency 101 number.

"The road has now re-opened and I would ask anyone with any information which could assist us with our investigation to contact police at Musgrave on 101."

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