Two Men Arrested Following Car Chase In East Belfast

Two men have been arrested following a car chase in east Belfast.

Detectives were carrying out an anti-burglary operation in the Lower Newtownards Road area on Friday, 20 October, and they signalled for a black Ford Fiesta to stop.

The car made off and officers chased it and used a stinger device to try to stop the vehicle.

The Fiesta crashed into a parked vehicle on the Carlisle Road.
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Two men, both aged 24, were arrested on suspicion of a number of offences and have been detained in police custody.

PSNI Constable English said: "It was ascertained that the car had been stolen as a result of a creeper-style burglary in the Wandsworth Road area earlier this morning.

"Police are investigating a link to a burglary, also on Wandsworth Road, where a number of items - including a laptop and iPad - were stolen."

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.


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