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Belfast PSNI officers injured after stolen car 'driven directly' at their vehicle

A number of police officers have been injured after a stolen car was driven directly at their vehicle in Belfast.

It happened in the Albert Street area in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Just before 3am police received a report that a black Audi A1 was being driven erratically in Albert Street. The car had been previously stolen in a creeper-style burglary in the Enniskeen Avenue area of Newtownabbey.

When police arrived at the scene, the car was driven directly at them causing damage and minor injuries to a number of officers.

Sergeant David Mahood said: "The driver of the Audi made off on foot and was pursued by police, but managed to escape.

“We are appealing to anyone who has information that could help our investigation to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 90 of 6/6/17.

“Alternatively, if you would prefer to provide information without giving your details, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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