Four police officers injured during South Armagh incident

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
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Four police officers have been injured in an incident in Jonesborough in South Armagh last night, Monday 17 August.

 

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At around 11:45 pm, police on patrol on Finnegans Road were alerted to the manner in which a silver-coloured Ford Transit van was being driven.

The driver of the van subsequently rammed the police vehicle, forcing it off the road.

 

 

Two officers sustained minor injuries.

As the van continued on, officers in another police vehicle on Finnegans Road, made an attempt to stop it.

 

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However, the van collided with the police vehicle, lifting it off the ground, and a further two police officers were injured.

 

 

The driver, a 31-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of several offences.

The offences include handling stolen goods, dangerous driving, failing to stop for police and driving without insurance.

He remains in custody this morning.  

Speaking to Newry Times, District Commander of Newry, Mourne and Down, Superintendent Jane Humphries said, “Unfortunately, due to the nature of the