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Teenagers arrested in Northern Ireland after stolen car crashes in Drogheda

Three teenagers were arrested in Northern Ireland on Thursday night after police chased a stolen car that had crashed in Drogheda.

It is believed the car was stolen from business premises on the Andersonstown Road in West Belfast in the early hours of Thursday.

Banbridge Rural Inspector Leslie Badger said: "At around 6.35pm, it was reported that a grey Volkswagen Golf crashed into a barrier in Drogheda, County Louth before making off from the scene.

"The car crossed the border and following a controlled, trained pursuit by police the vehicle collided at the junction of the Graceytown Road in the Banbridge area where the three males made an attempt to flee on foot but were arrested at the scene.

Two of the youths arrested were 16 and the third was aged 18.

Inspector Badger added: "A 22-year-old man was also arrested for various motoring offences following a report of a vehicle stopped at the Hillsborough roundabout yesterday evening.

"It is believed that a blue Vauxhall Astra was stolen from premises at the Andersonstown Road, West Belfast area in the early hours of yesterday morning. The vehicle was later spotted by police close to the Hillsborough roundabout and the male was arrested.

"At this stage, police are investigating a link between both incidents and all four men are currently in police custody."

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