Northern Ireland

Police attacked in west Belfast after car is stolen

Police said the car was stolen from Galway Street Image copyright PSNI
Image caption Police said the car was stolen from Galway Street

Bottles and bricks have been thrown at police by a crowd as they attempted to recover a stolen car in west Belfast.

Police said the vehicle was stolen from Galway Street at 19:15 GMT on Saturday and driven into the Divis area where a crowd had gathered.

They said that after a number of "reckless hand-brake turns" the vehicle was taken to Roumania Rise where an attempt was made "to burn it out".

This was prevented by police, they added.