27/07/2018

Pedestrian And Driver Hit By Car During Police Chase

Two people are being treated in hospital after being injured by a car involved in a police chase across Belfast.

A female pedestrian was struck by a car as it was being pursued by police on Clifton Street in the north of Belfast at around 3.30pm on Thursday, 26 July.

The suspect vehicle fled the scene. It is understood that the pursing PSNI officers gave up the chase and went to the aid of the injured woman.
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A second PSNI vehicle took up the pursuit which continued on towards east Belfast. The suspect vehicle subsequently collided with another vehicle on the Newtownards Road. The female driver of the second car was also tended to by police.

Both women are being treated in hospital for what has been described as "non-life threatening injuries".

Two men have been arrested in connection with the incident.

The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland has been informed.

(MH/LM)

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