Two cops have been injured after a automotive reversed right into a PSNI automobile following a pursuit.
The incident, which led to the 2 officers receiving hospital therapy, occurred on Sunday within the Lismore Street space of Downpatrick, Co Down.
Inspector Frances McCullough mentioned: “Shortly after 9.30pm officers stopped an Audi A3 to go looking the automobile following suspected drug use within the Ardglass Street space.
“The driving force then made off from police and a pursuit was ensued earlier than being stopped within the Lismore Street space.
“The Audi then reversed in direction of the police automobile and made impression at low pace.
“The male driver bought out of the automobile and made off on foot, earlier than being arrested a short while later.
“The male, aged 25, was arrested on suspicion of a lot of offences together with driving when unfit by means of drink or medicine, assault on police and failing to cease for police.
“He stays in police custody right now.
“One officer attended hospital for therapy to his accidents, which included concussion.
“A second officer attended hospital for therapy to her minor accidents.”
Inspector McCullough continued: “Assaults on our officers are unacceptable, and should not be tolerated as merely being a part of the job.
“Because of this incident, the variety of police on the bottom within the district was decreased and you will need to word the impression this may have on our capability relating to service supply.
“Nonetheless, this doesn’t stop or deter our officers persevering with to work day-after-day to maintain individuals secure.
“Our inquiries into this incident stay ongoing, and I’d attraction to anybody with info to contact police on 101, and quote reference quantity 1887 of 17/07/22.”