Northern Ireland

Lisburn: Man arrested after police car chase crash

A police chase in Lisburn, during which other motorists were forced to swerve to avoid a fleeing car, ended in a two-vehicle crash and one arrest.

It began at about 16:30 BST on the Brokerstown Road when officers tried to stop a silver Vauxhall Vectra that they said was being driven "erratically".

Police said the car took off at speed onto the Knockmore Road, causing other drivers to swerve, before crashing into a car at the Windermere Avenue turnoff.

A man, 21, was arrested near the scene.

'Dangerous driving'

A PSNI constable said: "The driver exited the vehicle following the collision, but police, with the assistance of members of the public, detected and arrested the suspect a short distance away."

The 21-year-old man has been detained on suspicion of a number of offences, including dangerous driving, driving without insurance, failing to stop, report and remain at the scene of a collision and possession of a class B drug.

Police thanked the public for their help in catching the suspect.

They also appealed to anyone who witnessed the crash, or "who may have had their vehicle damaged in the course of the pursuit" to call police in Lisburn on 101.