Man, 35, charged after Belfast to Newry police pursuit

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Saturday, February 4th, 2017
psni253Police have charged a 35 year old man with a number of offences including criminal damage, dangerous driving and driving whilst disqualified. The charges relate to the arrest of a man following a police pursuit from Belfast to Newry on Wednesday 1st February. Explaining the incident, Sergeant Vance said, “A silver coloured Renault Scenic car towing a blue trailer failed to stop for the Auto Crime Team on the Falls Road in Belfast shortly after 4pm, when signalled to do so.
  “The Scenic reversed into a police car causing damage and injury to two police officers. The car was then driven out of Belfast towards Nutts Corner then across country, heading south via Moira and Banbridge, followed by pursuit trained drivers and the police helicopter, before being stopped near Newry.
  “The man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary, driving whilst disqualified, dangerous driving, no insurance, criminal damage and failing to stop, report and remain at a road traffic collision and is currently in custody assisting with police enquiries.”
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Jan End 2017Sergeant Vance added,  “At this stage we believe that the Scenic may have been in contact with other vehicles whilst evading police and I would ask anyone affected or anyone with any information which could assist us with our enquiries to contact officers in Newry on 101 quoting reference 802 01/02/17.”
  The man appeared at Belfast MC on Friday 3rd February. As is normal procedure all charges are reviewed by the PPS.
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