Police vehicle rammed by stolen car in Belfast

Officers escaped serious injury when their police vehicle was rammed by a stolen car in the early hours of yesterday (November 4).

Nov 5, 2020
By Paul Jacques

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) had received reports at around 12.10am that a number of males had gained entry to a red Mitsubishi Colt in the Marsden Gardens area of Belfast.

Officers spotted the stolen vehicle on the Cavehill Road area but it failed to stop and the police vehicle was rammed, causing frontal damage.

It was later reported that the vehicle had been originally stolen from a property in the Dunmore Gardens area. It was recovered later that morning in the Glanleam Drive area.

PSNI Inspector Paul Noble said: “Thankfully the police officers were not seriously injured as a result of this incident, however, the police vehicle has been taken off the road so it can be examined for road worthiness, which affects our service delivery.”

The PSNI said it was appealing for anyone who observed a red-coloured Mitsubishi Colt in these areas, has dashcam footage, or who witnessed this incident to get in touch.

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