Man Charged Following Police Pursuit In North Belfast

A man has been charged following a police pursuit in north Belfast.

The incident happened on the Shore Road at around 1.50am on Saturday.

A Mercedes car was signalled to stop by police carrying out increased anti-burglary patrols in the Skegoneill area. The car failed to stop and was pursued by a trained police pursuit driver for around 10 minutes, and the car finally stopped on the Shore Road.

Checks were carried out and the car was confirmed as having been stolen as a result of a burglary in east Belfast on Friday. A search of the vehicle uncovered items reported as stolen following a burglary in Newtownabbey.

The male driver was arrested on suspicion of two counts of burglary, aggravated taking and driving away, no insurance, no licence and failing to stop for police. The female passenger was arrested on suspicion of two counts of burglary, aggravated taking and driving away without insurance.

The man is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates' Court today, 14 December.

The woman has been released pending further enquiries.


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