Belfast Telegraph

Man in court following high-speed police chase

By Alan Erwin

A man has been remanded in custody charged with motoring offences linked to a police pursuit from Belfast to Newry.

James Maughan (36) was arrested after the PSNI helicopter and trained drivers tracked a Renault Scenic for up to 40 miles after it failed to stop on the Falls Road on Wednesday.

The car also allegedly reversed into a police vehicle causing damage and injury to two officers before heading out of the city. The pursuit ended when a stinger device was deployed. Maughan, of no fixed address, appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court yesterday to face a total of 14 charges.

A PSNI constable said she could connect him to all the alleged offences. Defence solicitor Adrian Harvey put no questions to the officer and confirmed he was not seeking bail. Maughan will appear again by video-link on March 3.

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