Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Pair due in court after cop crushed in west Belfast hi-jacking

The car involved in the incident was recovered from the car park of the Suffolk Inn, west Belfast
The car involved in the incident was recovered from the car park of the Suffolk Inn, west Belfast

Two men are due in court tomorrow charged with a number of offences after a police officer was crushed against a car following a hijacking in west Belfast.

The pair - aged 19 and 27 - face motoring charges, the teenager also accused of causing grievous bodily injury to the police officer by dangerous driving.

They are due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on Monday.

The charges came after a police officer suffered chest injuries in the Suffolk Road area in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A silver Renault Megane - believed to have been stolen - had failed to stop for police in the Andersonstown Road area of West Belfast at approximately 2.50am.

The car was then later found in the Suffolk Road area around 20 minutes later. One male police officer was then injured as he approached the car before the driver tried to make off.

He is currently being treated in hospital for injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

Police have also said they believe the hi-jacking of a red Vauxhall Corsa in the Locan Street area at around 2.10am was linked to the incident.

They are appealing for anyone with any information to contact them.

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