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Officer injured after being dragged by car stopped by police

A police officer has been injured after he was dragged along the road by a car during an incident in Newtownstewart.

Officers had stopped a Honda car in the area of Mourne Park shortly before 11pm on Tuesday night when the driver sped off.

One of the officers was dragged along the road before being thrown off the car.

He sustained a number of cuts and bruises to his head and body, the PSNI said.

Other officers on patrol in the area spotted the car a short time later in the Old Castle Road area and forced it to stop.

A 17-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of a number of motoring offences.

He remains in police custody.

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