Teens arrested after police car rammed by suspected stolen vehicle in Limavady

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Two teenage boys have been arrested after a suspected stolen car rammed into a police car in Limavady, injuring an officer.

It happened shortly after 8 o'clock last night as the Vauxhall Zafira was trying to make off from police on Main Street.

A 15 and 16 year old were arrested on suspicion of motoring offences.

We're told the police officer's injuries are non-life threatening.




A PSNI spokesperson said:


Two males, aged 15 and 16, have been arrested on suspicion of a number of motoring offences following an incident in Limavady last night, Friday 04 January.

At around 8pm it was reported that a suspected stolen car had failed to stop for police when signalled to do so on Broad Road. 


A short time later Police observed the car on Main Street. 


The car rammed the police car in an attempt to make off. 


One officer sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the collision.  The driver of the car was arrested by police at the scene. 


Two young males, who were also in the car, made off on foot in the direction Connell Street.  During follow up enquiries police arrested a male in Derry/Londonderry. 


The car, a Vauxhall Zafira, is believed to have been stolen in Derry/Londonderry earlier in the evening.

Both males remain in police custody at this time.

Inspector Mullan is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact officers in Limavady on 101 quoting reference 1142 04/01/19. 


Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

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