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Three police officers injured in car ramming incident

A police car patrolling the New Lodge area in north Belfast was rammed around 3am on Friday.

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Three police officers have been injured after their car was rammed during a patrol in north Belfast (Niall Carson/PA)

Three police officers have been injured after their car was rammed during a patrol in north Belfast (Niall Carson/PA)

Three police officers have been injured after their car was rammed during a patrol in north Belfast (Niall Carson/PA)

Three police officers have been injured after their car was rammed during a patrol.

The officers had been patrolling in the New Lodge area of north Belfast in the early hours of Friday when the incident happened.

They were left whiplash type injuries and the police car has had to be taken off the road for repairs.

A silver Audi car reversed into their vehicle at the junction of Lepper Street and Spamount Street pushing it across the street around 3am, before leaving the area towards the Limestone Road where the car then stopped.

Two men, aged 29 and 32 years, were arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including dangerous driving, failing to stop, failing to remain and failing to report an accident whereby injury was caused and remain in custody assisting officers with their inquiries.

The PSNI has issued an appeal for information about the incident.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw a silver Audi A4 travelling in the area in the early hours of Friday is asked to contact police in Tennent Street on 101 quoting reference number 327 17/04/20,” a spokesman said.

PA