Man on ‘child cruelty’ charge after police appeal over car missing a wheel

In a bizarre case, a man in his late 20s has been charged with motoring offences and “child cruelty” after a vehicle in Banbridge crashed.

Friday, 2nd October 2020, 6:07 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd October 2020, 6:23 pm
The image posted by police

The PSNI posted a picture of a car with no front right tyre at all, which was also apparently missing a right wing mirror, on their Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Facebook page.

In a post marked “dangerous driving”, they wrote underneath:

“I would like to thank all those who phoned in yesterday about the dangerous driver.

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“Thanks to the prompt phone calls we were able to get the driver arrested.

“As you can see the car was in a really bad state. But not as bad as the car he crashed into.

“The driver was arrested for a list of offences.

“We really appreciate the help we get from members of the public.

“Without your help it may have taken much longer to apprehend this driver and who knows how much damage he may have caused.

“I would be confident saying he would have caused serious damage to himself, his passenger or other members of the public if we didn’t get him arrested.”

The PSNI later confirmed to the News Letter that a man had been charged with “a number of motoring offences and cruelty to children”.

There was no set date for him to appear in court at time of writing.


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