Sunday 17 December 2017

Five people injured in multi-car pile up after police chase

(Stock photo)
(Stock photo)

David Young

Three police officers and two members of the public have been injured after a car chase in east Belfast.

Two men were arrested after the incident, which unfolded when a silver Renault Megane failed to stop for officers.

Police pursued the vehicle, with the chase ending when the Megane crashed into the police car in London Street. Three officers in the vehicle were injured.

The PSNI said a number of other vehicles were damaged in London Road, Upper Frank Street and My Lady's Road and two members of the public had reported injuries.

None of the injuries sustained by the five people are believed to be serious.

The two men arrested when the Megane crashed are aged 22 and 26.

Officers have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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