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Three charged over major north Belfast crash

Three people have been charged over a major crash in north Belfast which hospitalised seven people.

Six adults and a child were taken to hospital after the six-car crash near to the Ardoyne shops.

On Thursday it was confirmed a 22-year-old man has been charged with aggravated vehicle taking causing damage to the vehicle,  burglary, 2 counts of causing death or grievous bodily injury by driving: disqualified driver, 2 counts of causing death or grievous bodily injury by driving: uninsured driver, 2 counts of causing grievous bodily injury by dangerous driving, dangerous driving, driving when unfit through drink or drug, driving while disqualified, failing to stop for police, using a motor vehicle without insurance and possession of a class C controlled drug.

A 20-year-old male has been charged with aggravated vehicle taking causing damage to the vehicle, allowing self to be carried and possession of a class C controlled drug.

Both are expected to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court on Thursday morning.

An 18-year-old woman has been charged with aggravated vehicle taking causing damage to the vehicle, and is expected to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court on Wednesday August 1.

On Tuesday evening police were alerted to reports of a black Audi being driven erratically in the north Belfast area.

Police patrols were alerted to search for the vehicle, and specially-trained police officers subsequently located the stolen car.

It failed to stop and attempted to escape, initiating a pursuit from police.

The car crashed a short time later.

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