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Police deploy stinger to stop stolen car in Coleraine

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Two people have been arrested after police were forced to deploy a stinger to stop a stolen vehicle.

Officers were alerted to a stolen car, in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

A police spokesperson said ‘Coleraine D Section LPT went on the hunt for the car and found it close to the Bushtown Hotel.

Several call signs coordinated a pursuit of the vehicle around the outskirts of Coleraine, which was managed by a specially trained Tactical Pursuit Supervisor, based in Belfast.

A ‘Stinger’, also known as a ‘tyre deflation device’, was deployed on the anticipated route the vehicle might take.

This successfully resulted in the deflation of two of the vehicle’s tyres, slowing it down. The pursuit continued into the grounds of Coleraine University where the two occupants jumped out and made a bid for freedom. Unfortunately for them we were faster.

They were apprehended and arrested for Aggravated TADA, Failing to Stop, No Driving Licence, No Insurance and Breach of Bail. They will both be appearing at a court near you soon!’


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