Driver crashes into police station then rams police car (twice)

Police have arrested a 36-year-old male on suspicion of a number of offences following an incident in west Belfast this morning.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 8:22 pm
Woodbourne police station

Police have arrested a 36-year-old male on suspicion of a number of offences following an incident in west Belfast this morning.

Inspector Davy McBride said in a statement tonight: “Just before 11am a red Ford Focus car was reversed into the front gate of Woodbourne police station, causing some minor damage.

“The vehicle initially made off and local officers pursued it at low speed into Lenadoon Avenue, where it rammed a police vehicle twice, before driving into a wall and coming to a stop.

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“The male, was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including driving while unfit, failing to remain and report an accident and is currently helping with enquiries.

“While this was a strange incident, local officers were quickly able to remove an unsafe driver from a very busy, residential area. I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident to contact us on 101 and quote reference number 595 of 22/06/21.”

A report can also be made online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/

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