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PSNI officer taken to hospital after vehicle fails to stop

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PSNI Pursuit
BT Coleraine

A police officer has been treated in hospital after a car, which failed to stop for police, rammed a patrol vehicle during a pursuit yesterday afternoon, Saturday 25 April.

At around 5.20pm a blue BMW was detected travelling at excessive speed on the M2 by a PSNI Road Policing and Safety patrol. The vehicle was signalled to stop but made off from officers. A pursuit of the vehicle, by a fully trained pursuit driver, was then authorised.

The driver of the BMW continued to try to evade police before ramming his vehicle into the police car, forcing it off the carriageway. The male police driver was subsequently treated in hospital for extensive whiplash injuries.

The BMW was then abandoned in a layby on the Moneyknick Road and the driver is believed to have made off on foot across nearby fields towards the Staffordstown Road.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who captured footage is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference 1486 25/04/20.

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