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Six police officers injured after 'stolen car rams patrol vehicles'

Published 13/01/2016

Six police officers suffered injuries
Six police officers suffered injuries

Six police officers have been injured after a suspected stolen car rammed into three patrol vehicles.

The incident happened in the early hours of today as police conducted investigations into a creeper style burglary in Newtownabbey on the outskirts of north Belfast.

None of the officers was seriously injured.

Shortly before 11.45pm on Tuesday police received a report of suspicious activity in the area of Lynda Meadows in Newtownabbey.

Officers responded and observed two males in the area who made off.

Police on the ground, with the assistance of the police helicopter, located the two males in the Circular Road area a short time later.

The males, aged 17 and 19, were arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary.

Two hours later, while officers were conducting follow-up enquiries in Lynda Meadows, police said a suspected stolen car rammed two of their vehicles and made off from the area.

The stolen car was followed towards Belfast by officers on the ground and the PSNI helicopter.

Police said the car rammed another PSNI vehicle on Cullingtree Walk before the occupants abandoned it and made off on foot.

Again with assistance from the helicopter, officers arrested two males, aged 15 and 16, a short time later on suspicion of burglary and a number of motoring offences.

All three police vehicles were damaged as a result of the collisions with the suspected stolen car.

The four suspects remained in custody today assisting police with their enquiries.

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