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Driver smashes into multiple cars on 'rampage' in west Belfast

A number cars have been damaged in west Belfast by a vehicle on a "rampage".

The incident happened on Friday afternoon in the Falls Road area.

In a statement, the PSNI said: "Police are currently responding to reports that a car has struck a number of other vehicles in the Whiterock Road and Divis areas of west Belfast.

"It is believed the driver of the car has made off after it collided with a wall in the Divis area. There are no further details at this time."

Earlier Translink services in the area had been stopped, but they have since resumed.

In a statement, Sinn Féin MLA Fra McCann has alleged that the incident happened after a group of individuals stole the keys to a car from a family home in the area.

He claimed that the group had been on a "rampage terrorising this community all day" and that the car had hit a bus and cars at the junctions of Whiterock and Donegall Road, and that the car ended after the car crashed into premises at Dunville Street.

"I would appeal for anyone who has any information about this incident to pass it onto the PSNI and urge them to act to take these criminals off the streets," he said.

In a separate incident, police in same area are investigating a number of reports of criminal damage caused to vehicles in the Lower Falls in the early hours of July 7.

"It was reported that windows in a number of cars had been smashed and valuables were taken," said Chief Inspector Kellie McMillan.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is being asked to contact Woodbourne Police Station on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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