04/11/2020

Police Vehicle Damaged In Car Theft Getaway

A police vehicle has been rammed during a car theft in Belfast in the early hours this morning, Wednesday 04 November.

Officers were called to an incident in the Dunmore Avenue area where a number of males had gained entry to a red Mitsubishi Colt.

They attended the area and observed the stolen vehicle on the Cavehill Road area. After failing to stop for police, the police vehicle was rammed causing frontal damage but no serious injuries.
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The stolen vehicle was seen travelling towards the Ballysillan area at around 12.15am before being recovered in the Glanleam Drive area this morning.

Inspector Paul Noble said: "Thankfully the police officers were not seriously injured as a result of this incident, however the police vehicle has been taken off the road so it can be examined for road worthiness, which affects our service delivery. 

"I want to appeal to anyone who may have observed a red-coloured Mitsubishi Colt in these areas, or has dash-cam footage, or who witnessed this incident to get in touch with us on 101 and quote reference number 07 of 04/11/20." 

(CM)

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