TWO MEN ARRESTED BY POLICE OVER EAST BELFAST CAR CHASE

TWO men were arrested after a car failed to stop for police in East Belfast early this morning.

A car chase ensued before police deployed a stinger device and the stolen vehicle crashed into a parked car.

Investigating oficer Constable English said:  “Shortly after 5am officers from the PSNI Crime Support Team, Auto Crime Team and Dog Unit were conducting a pro-active anti-burglary operation in the Lower Newtownards Road area.

“Police signalled for a black-coloured Ford Fiesta to stop.

“It failed to do so and made off from police.

“Specially trained officers pursued the vehicle and deployed a stinger device.

“The vehicle continued and collided with a parked vehicle on Carlisle Road.

“The two suspects, both aged 24,  were arrested on suspicion of a number of offences and remain in police custody at this time.

“It was ascertained that the car had been stolen as a result of a creeper-style burglary in the Wandsworth Road  area  earlier this morning.

“Police are investigating a link to a burglary also on Wandsworth Road where a number of  items including a laptop and iPad were stolen.

“Police in Strandtown are appealing for anyone with any information which may assist officers with their enquiries to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 194 of 20/10/2017.”

 

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