Two arrests after city car chase

Published Tuesday, 07 January 2014
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Two 18-year-old men have been arrested after a police car chase through Belfast on Tuesday morning.

Two arrests after city car chase
The teenagers are currently assisting police with their enquiries. (© UTV)

A silver Hyundai vehicle was stolen from the Carlisle Square area in the north of the city shortly after 6.30am.

It's believed police chased the car through parts of Belfast before the vehicle was found abandoned in the west Belfast area just before 9am.

The car, it's believed, was involved in at least three minor collisions in the greater Belfast area before it was abandoned.

Following the incident, police arrested the two teenagers in the Bog Meadows area of west Belfast.

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AJ in Belfast wrote (196 days ago):
These lunatics flew past me on the pavement as I approached the House of Sport roundabout (heading towards Shaw's Bridge) and then cut across the traffic a few cars behind me. The police car that was chasing them seemed to stop so I assume the car collided with traffic. Utterly reckless driving on the pavements during rush hour when children are walking to school.
Ciaran Mulholland in Belfast wrote (196 days ago):
This is a problem we all have to face as a society. If anything this culture of ‘grand-theft-auto’ is exasperating! The reality is that car crime is taking place and the individuals involved fail to recognise the seriousness or danger they pose. I have just been called and told that these hoods or joyriders (whatever they prefer to refer to themselves as) collided head on with my father’s car this morning, being chased by the PSNI down the wrong side of the road. This could have been a different story, I could be dealing with a death here not injuries. It is only by miracle that is not the case. There are consequences to one’s behaviour and it is not fair that we are to be terrorised and victimised by reckless thugs with absolutely no regard for others. This is something that needs a community lead initiative to tackle through education not retaliation. We are dealing with people often very vulnerable individuals who indulge in ‘recreational criminality’, usually drunk or drugged to an oblivion, with total disregard to their community. We need these people to feel part of our community and get them to contribute to society as opposed to destroying their lives and their neighbours lives. There continues to be videos uploaded on social media platforms glorifying ‘death-driving’… should this continue, it is only a matter of time before we hear of innocent pedestrians or other drivers being murdered - Action and leadership is required urgently!!!
Concerned Commuter in Belfast wrote (196 days ago):
The stolen silver Hyundai was flying along the footpath of Balmoral Avenue at about half 8. Utterly dangerous and reckless, especially with pedestrians, schoolchildren, families leaving homes along there, and rush hour traffic.
s in belfast wrote (196 days ago):
throw away the key! scumbags!
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