'Suspicious vehicle' in west Belfast

Published Thursday, 21 August 2014
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A major police operation is underway on the Falls Road in west Belfast after the occupants of a stolen car fled the scene following a collision with another vehicle.

'Suspicious vehicle' in west Belfast
The scene of the crash on the Falls Road on Thursday night. (© UTV)

The PSNI has described the stolen vehicle as "suspicious" and have sealed off the road.

It has been closed between its junctions with Whiterock Road and Glen Road.

Police were alerted to the scene following the collision, which happened across the road from a petrol station.

A PSNI spokesperson said: "A woman and child from one of the cars has been taken to hospital for treatment to their injuries which are not believed to be life threatening, while the occupants of the other car ran away following the rtc.

"This car was earlier stolen in the Whiterock Road area and we are currently treating it as suspicious.

"We have closed the road for the safety of anyone who may be in the area while the vehicle is checked," the spokesperson continued.

"Motorists are advised that diversions are in place. No homes have been evacuated at this time."

There are no further details.

© UTV News
Comments Comments
Resident in Belfast wrote (162 days ago):
The ruc/psni are a joke.. That car was there for a while and they werent interested in coming out too the scene. Just closing the road off to annoy people.
west in belfast wrote (163 days ago):
seen this car bashed up earlier its the result of pathetic joyriding at its worst. lowlifes. there is definately not a bomb in that car, the police are closing the road for nathin. its been the usual delinquents who stole it. shame on them a woman and a child could have died today not to mention the rest of the people on the falls road at the time. i hope their dna is found or something that connects them to the car.
Michael in Belfast wrote (163 days ago):
This is a disgrace. Myself and other motorists drove past this car tonight as it sat on the Falls Road with no Police presence insight. Members of the public were also standing about and walking past the car and now thenPolice think there could possibly be a bomb in it... What on earth!!!!
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