Arrests after stolen car crashes in ROI

Published Friday, 29 August 2014
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Police have arrested three teenagers in Banbridge after chasing a stolen car that was involved a crash while in Co Louth.

Arrests after stolen car crashes in ROI
Police have made four arrests as part of the probe into stolen cars. (© UTV)

It was reported that a grey Volkwagen Golf had crashed into a barrier in Drogheda at around 6.35pm on Thursday, before making off from the scene.

PSNI officers pursued the car when it crossed the border, the vehicle then collided at the junction of the Graceytown Road in the Banbridge area where three males, two aged 18 and one aged 16, made an attempt to flee on foot but were arrested at the scene.

It is believed the car was stolen from business premises at the Andersonstown Road area of West Belfast in the early hours of Thursday.

Police said they are linking this incident with another in Hillsborough on Thursday evening, in which a 22-year-old man was arrested for various motoring offences.

He was detained following a report of a vehicle stopped at the Hillsborough roundabout that matched the description of a blue Vauxhall Astra which was also stolen from premises in the Andersonstown Road area.

Banbridge Rural Inspector Leslie Badger commented: "At this stage, police are investigating a link between both incidents and all four men are currently in police custody."

© UTV News
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