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Friday 22 September 2023 Dublin: 10°C
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Six police officers injured in stolen car chase
Three PSNI vehicles were also damaged.

SIX POLICE OFFICERS were injured in Northern Ireland last night after their vehicles were rammed by a stolen car.

Four teenagers were detained after a PSNI helicopter helped police locate suspects connected to a creeper-style robbery in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim.

Police said they received a report of individuals acting suspiciously in the Lynda Meadows area shortly before 11.45pm.

Two suspects, aged 17 and 19, were arrested a short time later on suspicion of attempted burglary.

Shortly before 1.45am, while officers were conducting follow-up enquiries in Lynda Meadows, the stolen car rammed two police vehicles and made off from the area.

The car was followed to Belfast by on-the-ground officers and the PSNI helicopter before it rammed another police vehicle on Cullingtree Walk.

A total of three PSNI vehicles were damaged as a result of collisions with the car.

Two males, aged 15 and 16, who escaped on foot were arrested on suspicion of burglary and a number of motoring offences.

All four suspects remain in custody assisting police with their enquiries, the PSNI said.

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