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Lisburn public help police officers catch man fleeing from car

By Staff Reporter

Published 16/06/2015

Members of the public helped police capture a man who fled from a car that had been involved in a high-speed chase
Members of the public helped police capture a man who fled from a car that had been involved in a high-speed chase

Members of the public helped police capture a man who fled from a car that had been involved in a high-speed chase.

During the pursuit other motorists were forced to swerve out of the way before the car ended up crashing into another vehicle.

Lisburn PSNI said that at around 4.30pm, tactical pursuit officers signalled for the driver of a silver Vauxhall Vectra to stop after witnessing the car being driven erratically on the Brokerstown Road.

"The Vectra made off, travelling at speed, onto the Knockmore Road, causing other drivers to swerve out of its path before it collided with a silver Peugeot car at the junction of Knockmore Road and Windermere Avenue," a police spokesman said.

"The driver left the vehicle following the collision, but police, with the assistance of members of the public, detected and arrested the suspect a short distance away."

The 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, no insurance and failing to stop, report and remain at the scene of a collision, and possession of a class B drug.

Last night he was in police custody.

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