Northern Ireland

Six police officers injured after collisions with stolen car

Police car
Image caption Three police vehicles were damaged after they were rammed by the stolen car

Six police officers have been injured after collisions with a suspected stolen car.

Police had been investigating a burglary in Newtownabbey, County Antrim, when two of their vehicles were rammed by the car on Wednesday morning.

Another police vehicle was struck by the stolen car in Belfast.

Four teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary, with two of them also suspected of motoring offences.

The first two arrests were made after police received a report of people acting suspiciously in Lynda Meadows in Newtownabbey at about 11:45 GMT on Tuesday.

Two people, a boy, 17, and a 19-year-old man, made off from officers but were detained in the Circular Road area a short time later.

At 01:45 GMT, the stolen car rammed two police vehicles in Lynda Meadows.

The car was the pursued to Cullingtree Walk in west Belfast, where it struck a third police vehicle.

Two boys, aged 15 and 16, were arrested.

All four suspects remain in custody.