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Man lands himself in hospital as he falls attempting to avoid arrest

By Claire Williamson

A man is being treated in hospital after he fell over while attempting to avoid arrest by the PSNI.

Officers arrested three men in the Glengormley Park area on suspicion of going equipped for burglary.

Police were patrolling the area at around midnight on Sunday night when they saw the men acting suspiciously.

One was wearing a mask and the other two had their faces covered and when police approached them, they ran off.

Police pursued and arrested the men with the help of air support and dog units.

One of the men had a fall in his attempt to avoid arrest and is being treated in hospital for lower limb injuries.

All three are assisting police with their enquiries.

A number of items were recovered including a multi-tool, gloves and a rucksack.

Inspector Colin Ash said: "Anyone who saw anything in the area that could help with our investigation is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 05 of the 24/4/17.

“Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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