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Officers hurt after stolen car crashes into police vehicle

A number of police officers sustained minor injuries when a stolen car crashed into their patrol vehicle.

The incident happened in the Albert Street area of west Belfast in the early hours of Tuesday.

The black Audi involved had earlier been stolen in a creeper-style burglary in the Enniskeen Avenue area of Newtownabbey.

PSNI Sergeant David Mahood said officers received a report around 3am that the car was being driven erratically in Albert Street.

"When police arrived at the scene, the car was driven directly at our vehicle, causing damage and also minor injuries to a number of officers," he said.

"The driver of the Audi made off on foot and was pursued by police, but managed to escape."

He appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

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