Two PSNI officers injured in Downpatrick crash

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Two PSNI officers have been injured after a automotive stopped in a seek for suspected drug use reversed into their automobile.

t occurred shortly after 9.30pm on Sunday in Downpatrick after officers stopped an Audi A3 to look it within the Ardglass space.

The driving force then proceeded to drive on and a pursuit by police was ensued earlier than the automobile was stopped within the Lismore Space.

The automotive then reversed in direction of the police automobile making an impression at low velocity. The male driver then exited the automobile making off on foot and was arrested a short while later.

A PSNI spokesperson mentioned “The male, aged 25, was arrested on suspicion of numerous 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 remedy to his accidents, which included concussion. A second officer attended hospital for remedy 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’.

“On account of this incident, the variety of police on the bottom within the District was lowered and you will need to word the impression this will have on our capability relating to service supply. Nonetheless, this doesn’t stop or deter our officers persevering with to work each day to maintain individuals secure.

“Our enquiries into this incident stay ongoing, and I’d enchantment to anybody with data to contact police on 101, and quote reference quantity 1887 of 17/07/22.”

Alternatively, you’ll be able to submit a report on-line utilizing the non-emergency reporting type by way of You may also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at


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