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Belfast to Newry pursuit: Man charged after police officers injured

A man has been charged after two police officers were injured during a lengthy pursuit of a car from Belfast to Newry.

A silver Renault Scenic car towing a blue trailer failed to stop for the Auto Crime Team on the Falls Road in Belfast shortly after 4pm on Wednesday.

The Scenic then allegedly reversed into a police car causing damage and injury to two police officers.

Police said the car was then driven out of Belfast towards Nutts Corner then across country, heading south via Moira and Banbridge, followed by pursuit trained drivers and the police helicopter, before being stopped near Newry.

A 35-year-old man has been charged with a number of offences including criminal damage, dangerous driving and driving whilst disqualified. He is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on Friday.

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