Police officer sustains serious hand injury

Police officer sustains serious hand injury

A police officer has sustained a serious hand injury following a  pursuit on the North Coast.

Causeway Coast Community understands that the male officers' fingers were badly damaged during the deployment of a stinger.

When asked to elaborate further on the injuries a police spokesperson said  "I’m afraid there are no further details at this stage."

In an earlier press release, a police spokesperson said that "Officers on patrol in the Crocknamack Road area Portrush around 12.15am had signalled for a grey Volkswagen Passat to stop. When the driver failed to do so, a pursuit ensued around Coleraine.

"Officers deployed stinger devices at two locations before the Passat collided with a police vehicle.

"During the course of the incident, one officer sustained injuries which required hospitalisation and was unable to continue with their duties.

"The 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of offences including driving with excess alcohol in his breath, dangerous driving, failing to stop for police and failing to remain at and report an accident where damage was caused.

"A second man, aged 19, was arrested and street bailed pending further enquiries.

"We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who has any dash cam footage, to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 30 of 25/09/21.

"We are particularly keen to speak to a 20-year-old man who was in the area at the time as he may be able to help with our enquiries."

A report can also be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport

Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Geoffrey Moffett

Written by Geoffrey Moffett

Content Creator for Causeway Coast Community.
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