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Five officers injured by car in Warrenpoint

A car has collided with two police vehicles after being stolen from a premise in Newcastle.

Police received a report on Monday that a car had been stolen from the Castlewellan Road area around 8.40pm.

Responding to the call, PSNI attempted to stop the stolen vehicle by setting up a checkpoint on the Moygannon Road, Warrenpoint.

However the driver failed to stop and collided with two police vehicles.

Five police officers received minor injuries as a result.

The police vehicles were damaged, one of them extensively.

A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including aggravated taking a driving away, dangerous driving, and possession of an offensive weapon.

He is currently is police custody.

Inspector Nigel Henry said: “This was excellent work from our officers and a prime example of police working to keep the community safe. I would ask anyone who has any information about crime of any sort to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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