PSNI officer injured after car drags him along road

A PSNI officer sustained a number of cuts and bruises to his head and body after being dragged a short distance by a car in Co Tyrone last night.

A 17 year old male was arrested on suspicion of a number of motoring offences after the 11pm incident in Newtownstewart.

A PSNI spokesman said the incident unfolded in the when police stopped a Honda car in the area of Mourne Park.

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He said while officers were speaking with the driver of the car he drove off and one of the officers was dragged along the road for a distance by the car before being thrown off.

Other officers on patrol in the area noted the car a short time later in the Old Castle Road area. Officers forced it to stop and arrested the suspect.

He remains in police custody at this time.