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Two arrested for joyriding after car stolen from taxi premises

PSNI deal with 150 incidents in 24-hour period

Two men have been arrested after a taxi premises was broken into a car stolen overnight on Wednesday (September 27).

The car was taken on a joy ride around north Lurgan before being burnt out.

Police confirmed that two men were arrested for burglary, failing to stop for police, driving whilst unfit, arson, dangerous driving, no licence, no insurance and aggravated vehicle taking.

It was one of the many incidents PSNI in the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough had to deal with in the space of 24 hours.

In total, there were 150 incidents in the district, with 12 arrests, between 9am on Wednesday morning and 9am yesterday (Thursday) morning.

Officers attended road accidents with injured parties, six domestic cases, missing persons, thefts, frauds, passing death messages and mental health issues.

In Banbridge, there was an arrest for assault. The person also faces charges of common assault, resisting arrest and disorderly behaviour.

Police were called to a house overnight and were forced to use CS spray to detain the suspect.

CS spray used due to the violence of suspect. Called in overnight, crews arrived within 5 minutes of call coming on screen.

There were two arrests for common assault in Portadown while one person was arrested in Tandragee for assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Craigavon saw one person arrested for assault and criminal damage.

A PSNI spokesperson, posting on social media, said: “The headline is really the burglaries. Out of the two reported in our district in those 24 hours, five arrests were made.

“They won’t be quick overnight results, there will be further investigation into both incidents, but early arrests thanks in both cases to information from the community means we’re in the best possible position to secure a conviction.

“Report ALL suspicious activity at the time.”

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