22/07/2003

Three police officers injured in car ramming

Three police officers have been slightly injured after their car was rammed from behind by another vehicle early this morning.

The incident occurred when police signalled a car to pull over on the Buncrana Road in Londonderry at around 3.20am.

As the police vehicle pulled in front of the car and two officers were about to step out, the car rammed them from behind.

Three of the youths ran off but two were subsequently caught and arrested.

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