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Two arrested after police pursuit following spate of burglaries across Northern Ireland

Published 25/07/2016

Police are appealing for witnesses.
Police are appealing for witnesses.

Two men have been arrested in connection with a spate of aggravated burglaries across Northern Ireland.

The pair aged 27 and 32 were detained following an incident in Co Down and subsequent pursuit in Co Antrim on Sunday.,

Two men have been arrested in connection with a number of recent aggravated burglaries across Northern Ireland.

A car, stolen during the burglary in Newcastle at around 11.20pm was spotted by police on the Saintfield Road outside Belfast at around 11.40pm.

It was followed, pursued and intercepted on the Seven Mile Straight in Antrim.

Detective Sergeant Michael Hawthorne said: “The arrested males, who ran from the vehicle, were detained a very short distance away.

"They will be questioned in connection with a number of incidents including two aggravated burglaries in west Belfast and Dungannon over the weekend and the incident in Park Lane in Newcastle last night as well.

"Detectives investigating all of these incidents are keen to hear from witnesses. They can be contacted by calling 101 and asking for Musgrave Reactive and Organised Crime.”

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