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Police officers and pedestrian injured by 'donuting' hit and run driver

Three people were injured as a result.
Three people were injured as a result.

Two police officers and a female pedestrian were injured by a hit and run driver in Newry last Thursday, May 9.

The incident took place in the Dublin Road area around 11.30pm.

Police received a report of anti-social driving and attended the scene. They observed a vehicle attempting a 'donut'.

Officers used their blue lights to signal to the vehicle, which then attempted to flee the scene, colliding with the police vehicle, a parked car and a female pedestrian.

The woman was taken to hospital for treatment of her injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

Two police officers also suffered injuries as a result of the incident.

Constable Gerry Roberts appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident or may have dashcam footage to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 11 of 10/05/19.

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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