Arrests after helicopter tracks stolen car

Published Sunday, 29 December 2013
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Police have traced a car stolen in north Belfast - and arrested four teenagers - with the help of their Air Support Unit helicopter.

Arrests after helicopter tracks stolen car
The PSNI helicopter spotted the car in a number of locations. (© Pacemaker)

The PSNI received a report on Saturday at around 12pm that a stolen green Volkswagen Golf had been seen in the areas of Crumlin, Ballysillan, Carlisle Circus and the Westlink.

The Air Support Unit helicopter traced the sightings for officers on the ground, who were then able to stop the car on the Suffolk Road using a stinger device.

The occupants of the vehicle fled on foot, but were detained by police a short time later.

An officer was injured during the arrest operation, suffering a shoulder injury and required hospital treatment.

The car was recovered by police.

The four youths - aged 13 to 17 - remain in custody on Sunday morning.

There are no further details.

© UTV News
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4 Comments
danny in Ards wrote (113 days ago):
steal a volkswagen and the helicopters out after you , shoot at the security forces or plant a bomb to kill innocent men women and children and it seems you can get away scott-free... PSNI really do have their priorities all mixed-up... a true "police farce".
liam in Belfast wrote (113 days ago):
what about the daily bomb and gun attacks? would the psni not be best spending their time and resources catching them?
mike in Belfast wrote (113 days ago):
can catch some wee teen boys messing about but adult terrorists seem to be beyond them.
john in downpatrick wrote (113 days ago):
Well done PSNI keep up the good work!
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