Police injured by car 'doing donuts'

Published Monday, 21 July 2014
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Four police officers have been injured after they attempted to stop a car being driven dangerously in Newry.

Police injured by car 'doing donuts'
Four officers were injured in the incident on Sunday. (© Presseye)

Police on patrol in the Ferryhill Road area at around 7.30pm on Sunday noted a silver BMW doing 'donuts' in the middle of the road and indicated for the vehicle to stop.

The driver however made off towards the police vehicle at speed, ramming the car as he did so.

At around 10.10pm the silver BMW was spotted by another police patrol in the Kelly's Road area.

The car reversed at high speed at a female officer, causing her to jump clear of the path of the car to avoid being struck.

A 27-year-old man was arrested when he confronted police and attempted to assault officers after the car was detected at around 10.30pm at the rear of an address nearby.

The vehicle has now been seized for examination.

Three officers, two male and one female, were treated in hospital for head and leg injuries following the first collision with the police vehicle.

The female officer involved in the second incident also reported some minor injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Officers are also investigating a number of other reports of vehicles, possibly including a silver BMW, driving erratically in a number of areas at the border area on Sunday night.

© UTV News
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