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Officers injured after car rams two police vehicles

Two women aged 26 and 32 and a 27-year-old man were arrested on drugs offences after a large number of tablets were discovered in the car (stock photo)
Two women aged 26 and 32 and a 27-year-old man were arrested on drugs offences after a large number of tablets were discovered in the car (stock photo)

By Staff Reporter

A man and two women arrested following a police chase in east Belfast on Saturday have been released pending further enquiries.

Six police officers were said to have suffered non-life threatening injuries during the incident.

It happened shortly before 3pm, when a hit-and-run on the Ravenhill Road was reported to police. The female driver of the car that was struck did not sustain any serious injuries.

Police later saw the silver car that made off on the Saintfield Road and indicated for it to stop. It was later halted by police in Dunraven Crescent after it rammed two police vehicles.

Two women aged 26 and 32 and a 27-year-old man were arrested on drugs offences after a large number of tablets were discovered in the car. The 32-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of motoring offences.

East Belfast DUP MLA Robin Newton said: "In their desperation to escape the police, by ramming the police cars, no thought was given to the potential outcomes of their high-risk and frantic actions."

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