PSNI officer hospitalised following police pursuit in Portrush

By Q Radio news

A PSNI officer's been hospitalised following an early-morning pursuit in Portrush in Co. Antrim.

The officers signalled for a grey Volkswagen Passat to stop but it failed to do so and a pursuit ensued around Coleraine.

Inspector Ian Armour said:

"Officers on patrol in the Crocknamack Road area of the town around 12.15am had signalled for a grey Volkswagen Passat to stop.

When the driver failed to do so, a pursuit ensued around Coleraine.

"Officers deployed stinger devices at two locations before the Passat collided with a police vehicle.

"During the course of the incident, one officer sustained injuries which required hospitalisation and was unable to continue with their duties.

Police arrested an 18-year-old man following an incident in Portrush.

"The teenager was arrested on suspicion of offences including driving with excess alcohol in his breath, dangerous driving, failing to stop for police and failing to remain at and report an accident where damage was caused.

"A second man, aged 19, was arrested and street bailed pending further enquiries.

"We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who has any dash cam footage, to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 30 of 25/09/21.

“We are particularly keen to speak to a 20-year-old man who was in the area at the time as he may be able to help with our enquiries."

A report can also be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport

Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

 

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