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Man cjarged after crashing into police car

Donegall Road, Belfast. Credit: Google Maps.
Donegall Road, Belfast. Credit: Google Maps.

A man has been charged with a number of offences after a vehicle struck a police car in the early hours of Monday morning.

The 30-year-old has been charged with dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, failing to remain where accident occurred causing damage, failing to stop for police and fraud by false representation.

He is due to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court on Friday August 23.

As is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the PPS.

A police patrol car was struck by a white Vauxhall Corsa being driven recklessly in the Donegall Road area at around 4am.

The car made off from police following the collision and a report was received of the same car then being involved in a minor collision with a taxi.

A short time later the Corsa was recovered abandoned at Sliabh Dubh View and a suspect was arrested thereafter.

There were no reports of any injuries as a result of the collisions.

Constable McMullan appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

“I would ask anyone who witnessed the white Vauxhall Corsa being driven in the Donegall Road/Falls Road area or who may have dash-cam footage to contact police at Musgrave on 101 quoting reference number 257 29/07/19," he said. 

"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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