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‘Stolen motorbike’ man fights for life after crash

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after a suspected stolen motorcycle he was riding was in collision with a car.

The collision happened in the early hours of Saturday.

The blue Honda motorcyle is believed to have been stolen during a creeper-style burglary in the Station Road area of Doagh, Co Antrim, police said yesterday.

It was recovered after the rider was in collision with a car on The Longshot in Doagh at around 4.30am on Saturday.

Meanwhile, a 19-year-old male has been charged with causing death or grevious bodily injury by careless driving after he was stopped on the same road in a second car at around the same time on Saturday morning.

Police said he would appear before Belfast Magistrates Court today.

The man was travelling in a Vauxhall Astra car with another male, who is also aged 19, at the time.

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Police suspect the car in which they travelling was stolen in a creeper-style burglary in the Deerpark Road area of Belfast in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The men have been charged with three counts of burglary, aggravated vehicle taking causing injury and using a motor vehicle without insurance.

The second man is expected to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court on Tuesday, June 11.

As is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

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