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Police officer is injured during car chase in Tyrone

By Staff Reporter

Published 16/03/2016

A policewoman has been injured after she was dragged by a car following a pursuit through Co Tyrone
A policewoman has been injured after she was dragged by a car following a pursuit through Co Tyrone

A policewoman has been injured after she was dragged by a car following a pursuit through Co Tyrone.

The chase ended with the arrest of three men in their 20s and the seizure of cannabis worth an estimated £10,000.

Police said the incident occurred after a car failed to stop for officers in the Kiltyclogher Road area of Cookstown at around 1.30pm on Monday.

As the black Volkswagen Passat sped off, a bag found to contain a large quantity of cannabis was thrown from the vehicle.

Police pursued the car into the Dungannon area where the female officer was injured as she tried to approach the vehicle on foot.

The officer was briefly dragged by the car, sustaining an injury to her arm. The vehicle was later spotted by police on the M1 motorway.

It was reported that the occupants had abandoned the car at the Moira roundabout after flagging down a passing van.

The trio then forced the van driver to take them to Crumlin. The men were later arrested in the Co Antrim village.

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