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Two males aged 16 and 19 charged after four PSNI officers injured during west Belfast car chase

Two teenage males will appear in court on Monday in connection with four police officers being injured in west Belfast after a car believed to have been stolen crashed into two police vehicles.

The males aged 16 and 19 are to face charges of six counts of aggravated vehicle taking at Belfast Magistrate's Court.

The 19-year-old has also been charged with driving while disqualified and using a motor vehicle without insurance.

All charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

At around midnight on Friday police spotted a suspected stolen car in the Caffrey Avenue area in the west of the city.

The Seat car had been reported stolen in a creeper style burglary in Bladen Drive area of south Belfast shortly after 10pm.

The car collided with a police vehicle before making off along the Glen Road and onto Whiterock Road where it collided with a second police vehicle.

The car stopped in Whiterock Close and the two occupants then made off on foot.

Officers on the ground, with the assistance of the police helicopter, arrested the suspects a short time later. Four officers sustained injuries during the incident.

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