PSNI car rammed by suspected burglars

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Three suspected robbers have been arrested after they rammed a police car in Co Down. 

A man and woman in thier 20's were arrested at the scene on the Carnagat Road in Newry shortly after a home owner interrupted intruders in the Tullyah Road area.  

The incident took place as police tried to pull over a black audi with southern reg plates, after an incident in Belleeks.

A 31 year old man who's believed to have fled the scene was arrested after. 

Inspector Kelly Gibson said a report was received at around 11.25am yesterday that two men had entered a house in the Tullyah Road area of Belleeks.

"The men were disturbed by the occupant of the house and they left empty handed, leaving the area in a black coloured car with southern registration plates.

"A description of the car was circulated to patrolling officers who picked up a vehicle matching this description on the Carnagat Road, Newry.

"The black Audi car failed to stop for police when signalled to and rammed a police vehicle at the junction of Hospital Road before making its way into Derrybeg where it impacted with a residential property.

"A man (27 ) and woman (22), were arrested at the scene and a second man aged 31, who had fled the scene of the collision, was arrested shortly after. They have been taken into custody where they are assisting us with our enquiries.

“We have been dealing with an increase in the number of burglaries across Co Down and Armagh recently and have increased police resources in our attempts to address the problem.

"This was great work by officers on the ground and I am glad to report that no officers were seriously injured as a result of the collision.

"We will be liaising with our colleagues in An Garda Siochana in relation to recent burglaries carried out across the border and also working to establish any links with other incidents we are investigating. 

“Our efforts to combat domestic burglaries are continuing and I would ask householders to remain vigilant, lock doors and windows and report any suspicious activity to police. If you have any information which could assist us please call on 101 or alternatively speak to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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