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Police officer's car rammed and almost pushed into water in Co Antrim

The officer's car was rammed in the Carnlough Harbour area. Pic Google Maps
The officer's car was rammed in the Carnlough Harbour area. Pic Google Maps

A police officer has been injured after his car was rammed in Co Antrim.

The incident happened when the officer was on patrol in the High Street and Harbour areas of Carnlough and noticed a suspicious vehicle around 1am on Friday.

After parking in front of the suspect's vehicle, a silver Jeep, the officer's car was rammed and almost pushed into the water, police said.

The vehicle then made off at speed.

PSNI Inspector Peter Duncan said: "The officer immediately pursued the suspect car but had to suspend the pursuit due to the extensive damage that had been caused to his police vehicle.

"The Jeep was later found abandoned and has been seized for forensic examination. The injured officer sustained bruising and whiplash type injuries but continued with the rest of his shift.

"I would commend the officer concerned for both his bravery and resilience and wish him a speedy recovery."

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