Two police officers injured in crash after attempted vehicle stop

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It happened near Crossmaglen on Sunday

By Cillian Sherlock (PA)

Two police officers have been injured when a vehicle they attempted to stop crashed into their patrol car in Co Armagh.

The PSNI vehicle was damaged and the two officers onboard were injured during the incident on the Concession Road, Crossmaglen, in the early hours of Sunday.

Inspector McCormick said: “At around 12.20am local neighbourhood officers, who were conducting proactive patrols, attempted to stop a car, a grey coloured Audi A6.

“The car failed to stop and as a result the police vehicle sustained damage to the front injuring the two officers onboard, we are thankful they did not require hospital treatment.

“We believe that the vehicle crossed over the border.

“This type of reckless and cowardly behaviour places members of the public and our officers at risk of serious harm and we are lucky not to be dealing with more serious injuries.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have the grey Audi A6 in the area, or who may have any information as to the driver or dashcam footage that could assist with inquiries, to contact police via 101 quoting reference number 32 01/10/23.”

A report can also be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport.

Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

A damaged police vehicle in which two police officers sustained injuries after a vehicle failed to stop in the early hours of Sunday on the Concession Road, Crossmaglen.

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