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Car crashes in both Louth and Down in cross-border chase

The grey Volkswagen Golf was pursued the PSNI.

Image: Flick/Marc Sayce

THREE TEENAGERS WHO drove a stolen car from Belfast to Louth before crashing into a barrier and then being chased by police have been arrested.

It is believed the grey Volkswagen Golf was stolen in West Belfast early yesterday morning but was spotted crashing in Drogheda at about 6.35 pm yesterday evening.

The car then sped across the border and was pursued by the PSNI before it crashed at the junction of Graceytown Road in Banbridge.

The three then attempted to flee on foot but were arrested at the scene. One of those arrested was a 16-year-old youth and the third an 18-year-old man.

Gardaí say they were not involved in the pursuit of the vehicle.

Police are also investigating whether there is a link between the car chase and that of another stolen car that was taken from a premises in the same Andersonstown Road area of west Belfast.

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The second stolen car was also recovered by police and a fourth man is also being held in custody.

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