Man arrested on suspicion of attempting to murder two police officers


A man, aged 24, has been detained by police following a collision in Londonderry on suspicion of a number of offences, including the attempted murder of police.

The collision happened at the Caw roundabout in Londonderry at around 12.30pm.

It involved a grey Skoda Superb which was stolen in a creeper burglary in the Lindenwood Park area in the early hours of the morning.

This car was later spotted by police just before 12.20pm.

A police pursuit was in place when the stolen car was involved in a collision with another car.

It is not believed that anyone was seriously injured in this collision.

However, the PSNI said that “two police officers who were on foot were injured in their attempts to get out of the way when the stolen car drove at them”.

Another officer was injured when making the arrest (again, their injuries are not thought to have been serious).

Detective Inspector Conor McStravick said in a statement: “The 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary, two counts of attempted murder of police officers, breach of bail and various road traffic offences.

“He is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the Skoda Superb in the area at the time or who may have witnessed the rtc to contact detectives at Strand Road Police Station on the non emergency number 101.

“Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

The Caw roundabout remained closed as of early evening.