Two charged over M1 car chase

Two men are to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court today in connection with a high-speed car chase in which four police officers were hurt.

The incident occurred at 2am on Sunday morning when police pursued a vehicle which had allegedly been stolen in Loughgall, Co Armagh. During the chase four police officers were hurt and two arrests made. One officer has been detained in hospital.

Two police cars were also damaged in the pursuit.

A 21-year-old faces 18 charges and a 23-year-old faces three charges.


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