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Man to appear in court charged with hijacking car and assaulting police

A man accused of hijacking a car before ramming a police vehicle is to appear in court this morning (Monday).

The 32-year-old man has been charged with a number of offences including hijacking, aggravated vehicle taking causing damage to the vehicle, driving when unfit through drink or drug, dangerous driving and assault on police.

He is expected to appear before Banbridge Magistrates’ Court later today.

As is normal procedure all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

The charges are in connection with a report of a car being hijacked on the Tullygally East Road in Craigavon early on Sunday morning.

Speaking at the time, Sergeant Nicholas Woods, said: “We received a report just after 5am that a man’s silver Ford Fiesta had been hijacked by a male on the Tullygally East Road.

“Police responded and located the vehicle, and deployed a stinger on the Tullyraine Road to bring the car to a stop.”

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