Police officer struck by stolen car after Newry theft

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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Police in Newry are appealing for information after a report of a vehicle theft on the Belfast Road area on the morning of Monday 24th February. Shortly before 11:40am, it was reported that a 2006 model Blue Honda Accord With was stolen at a car dealership in the area. A male suspect in his late 30s, early 40s is described as being involved. One man who was in the car during the incident, was removed from the vehicle at the Fiveways area. The man is not believed to have been injured. As the vehicle left the area, it was reported that a police vehicle was struck. An officer who was in the area at the time of the incident is believed to have been struck as the vehicle made off towards the Old Dublin Road area. The Blue Honda Accord may have frontal damage as a result of this collision. Enquiries are continuing and police would appeal to anyone with any information in relation to the incident, who has any information regarding the current whereabouts of the 2006 Blue Honda Accord, or who saw anything suspicious in the Belfast Road area shortly before 11:40am to contact police at Ardmore on 0845 600 8000. Or if someone would prefer to provide their details without giving information, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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