Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Accused ‘caught in high speed car chase’

A high-speed car chase led to two arrests after a two-vehicle crash in which two children were injured, a court has heard.

Patrick Harmon and Pearse Forgione were detained following a crime spree which also involved a shopkeeper being stabbed and a car being stolen. The alleged offences were committed in Belfast and Glenavy, Co Antrim, over a one-hour period on Monday night.

Harmon (28), of Clifton Park Avenue, Belfast, and Forgione (18), from Manor Close in the city, are both charged with aggravated vehicle taking causing injury.

Harmon is also accused of a further 16 offences, including two counts of robbery, causing grievous bodily harm with intent, hijacking and possession of a knife.

Appearing at Belfast Magistrates Court with his co-accused, he did not seek bail and was remanded in custody.

The car seized in Belfast later crashed into a vehicle, inflicting injuries to two young girls.

Forgione was granted bail but was banned from entering Glenavy or parts of north Belfast.

The pair will appear in court again in four weeks’ time.

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