Man arrested after police officers assaulted during traffic stop

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By Q Radio News

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion on a number of offences after three police officers were assaulted during a routine traffic stop in Omagh last night.

Police on patrol at around 9.30pm on the Circular Road stopped a vehicle and spoke to the driver.

A check of police records revealed that he was disqualified from driving.

Upon being arrested the male attempted to make off on foot, officers pursued and whilst attempting to restrain him he struck out assaulting multiple officers and damaging a police vehicle.

The man was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst disqualified, using a motor vehicle without insurance, assault on police, resisting police and disorderly behaviour.

 

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