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Accused ‘in stolen car which rammed police’

A man whose brother was killed through car crime helped steal a vehicle used to ram police, the High Court has heard.

David Wilson is alleged to have have been chased by police after taking the Subaru Legacy from an address in Belfast.

The 24-year-old and another suspect are also accused of stealing petrol from a Lisburn Road garage before the pursuit began early on New Year's Eve.

Wilson, of Cotlands Green, Dunmurry, faces charges of aggravated vehicle taking, making off without paying, and driving while disqualified.

Crown counsel Philip Henry said the Subaru was used to ram a police car after it was spotted being driven dangerously near Wilson's home.

It was brought to a halt by a collision, with Wilson allegedly identified as being in the passenger seat. He was later arrested as he attempted to leave the area in a taxi, the court heard.

With CCTV footage from the petrol station allegedly linking him to the stolen car, Mr Henry claimed Wilson's alibi that he had been at a party was false.

A defence barrister insisted, however, that the accused denied being a passenger in the Subaru.

Lord Justice Coghlin refused bail due to the risk of further offences being committed.

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