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Man (29) arrested over Jonesborough which left two people in hospital released on police bail

Jonesborough hit and runs

A 29-year-old man was question over a hit and run incident in Jonesborough on Tuesday evening which left two people in hospital.

The incident saw one car overturned and several others hit in The Village and Finnegans Road areas shortly before 7pm.

The was arrested on suspicion of a number of driving-related offences, and has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Sinn Fein MLA Liz Kimmins, described the incident as “frightening” and said the community were “left in total shock”.

Ms Kimmins and local Councillor Mickey Larkin have called for an urgent meeting with the PSNI after the car was deliberately driven through the village ramming other vehicles and over-turning another.

The MLA explained: “In the event an innocent young woman was injured and had to be cut from one vehicle and rushed to hospital.

“This is not the first time that this type of incident has taken place in the village and people are at their wits end that sooner or later someone will be seriously injured or killed as a result of this criminal and anti-community behaviour.”

Local Councillor Mickey Larkin commenting of the incident said: “Residents believe that the same individuals are involved and that a serious drug culture underlies these incidents. Jonesborough is a proud village and community and deserves better than to be held to ransom by this group of thugs.

“Sinn Féin local representatives urge people to come forward with any information they have in relation to these events and bring it to the PSNI.

“Sinn Féin reps are available to facilitate this process and give any help and assistance necessary to the community.”

Enquiries continue, and anyone with information is asked to contact officers on 101 quoting reference number 1547 of 17/08/21.

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