08/02/2018

Man Charged Following Police Chase In West Belfast

A 70-year-old man has been charged with a number of driving offences following a police chase in west Belfast.

It is believed officers tried to stop a car driving erratically in the Glen Road area on Wednesday, 07 February.

The driver failed to stop and a short pursuit ensued.
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A PSNI spokesperson said: "Officers from the Auto Crime Team have arrested and charged a man (70) with a number of driving offences including dangerous driving and no licence after he failed to stop for police on the Glen Road yesterday and a short pursuit ensued."

The suspect is due to appear in court in March.

(CD)

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