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Police chase: A stolen van overturned on the Springfield Road

Police chase: A stolen van overturned on the Springfield Road

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Police chase: A stolen van overturned on the Springfield Road

The PSNI has insisted its officers acted in line with protocol after a video appeared to show a Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) van being stolen in the presence of a police patrol jeep.

Two men were arrested after the vehicle overturned - destroying a tree and a lamp post - during a police chase in Belfast on Tuesday night.

The van was stolen in the Oldpark area in the north of the city shortly before 9.15pm. Police said the van driver was approached by two men, one of whom was armed with a metal bar, while parked on Agnes Street.


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