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Officer struck by van during police pursuit through Armagh and Keady

An officer was taken to hospital after being struck by a van during a police pursuit in the Armagh and Keady areas this morning (Monday, March 6).

The officer sustained injuries to their arm following the vehicle pursuit which began in the Lonsdale Road area.

Inspector Gary McCullough said: “At approximately 2am this morning, it was reported that a white coloured Citro├źn Berlingo failed to stop.

“Officers then attended an address in the Keady area to conduct further enquiries. The Berlingo vehicle was located in the area and a stinger device was deployed.

“As the suspect fled the scene an officer was struck by the wing mirror of the vehicle that was last sighted travelling in the direction of the Keady Road.

“The officer was taken to Craigavon area hospital for treatment to injuries which are not life threatening.

“Our enquiries are continuing and we are appealing to anyone who was in the area or who may have dashcam footage that can assist us to contact 101 quoting reference number 105 06/03/23.”

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org/. A report can also be made online using the non- emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/


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