4 men arrested after PSNI chase ends with police vehicle collision

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Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Police have charged four men, aged 25, 28, 32 and 35, with a number of offences.

They include possessing counterfeit currency and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. 



The 28-year-old man has also been charged with a number of motoring offences. 

Shortly before 12pm police were advised that a white coloured van had failed to stop for An Garda Síochána and made off towards Middletown. 

A short time later Police on patrol on the Armagh Road in Moy observed the van and signalled for it to stop. 



The van failed to stop and made off. 

The van was seen again in Newtownhamilton where it struck two police vehicles before making off again towards Newry. 

Police deployed a stinger device on the Drumnahunshin Road in order to bring the van to a stop. 



The van rammed another police vehicle before making off again.

The van was finally stopped by police on Carrickcloughen Hill in Camlough. 

None of the officers sustained any life-threatening injuries and no members of the public were injured during the reckless incident.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed what occurred yesterday, or who has information which they believe may assist our investigation to contact officers on 101 quoting reference 509 21/03/20. 



Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

All four are expected to appear before Newry Magistrates Court today, Monday 23 March.

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