Northern Ireland

Patrick Harmon appears in court over stolen car crash in Ballysillan

Scene of crash
Image caption Two children were treated in hospital after their vehicle was hit by a stolen car

A Belfast man has appeared in court in the city, charged with hijacking a car that was later involved in a crash that injured two children.

Patrick John Paul Harmon has also been charged with a number of robberies, causing grievous bodily harm and possessing a knife with intent.

The 28-year-old, from Cliftonpark Avenue, was remanded in custody.

His co-accused, Pearse Forgione, 18, from Manor Close in Belfast, is charged with being in a stolen car with him.

The crash happened at Ballysillan Park, north Belfast at about 20:30 GMT on Monday.

The children, aged four and ten, were treated in hospital for their injuries.

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