Man to face charges of trying to murder police


A man has been charged with 31 different criminal offences – including attempted murder of police.

The 24-year-old is expected to appear before Londonderry Magistrates Court on Saturday morning.

It is understood to be in relation to an incident in the city on February 5.

Shortly before 12.30pm, a man had been arrested in relation to a two vehicle road traffic accident that occurred on the Caw roundabout.

A grey Skoda Superb had been stolen, and a police pursuit was in place when the car was involved in a collision with another vehicle.

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, while another officer had been injured when making the arrest.

Other offences he is charged with include five counts of burglary, aggravated vehicle taking, damaging property, and driving whilst disqualified.