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Stinger used to stop hijacked car as driver collides with police vehicle in attempt to escape

A man has been arrested following an early morning hijacking in Co. Armagh.

Police have arrested a man after a car failed to stop for officers in Lurgan during the early hours of Sunday morning.

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.

“The suspect continued to try and evade officers and, in doing so, collided with a police vehicle causing considerable damage.

“Officers subsequently arrested a male suspect, aged 32-years-old, on suspicion of driving-related offences, including aggravated vehicle taking causing damage to vehicle.

“He was also arrested on suspicion of other offences, including assault on police and criminal damage. He remains in custody this morning.”

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