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Stolen car smashes into vehicles on M1 during rush-hour traffic

Police accident

A car stolen in Banbridge has crashed into several vehicles during rush-hour on the M1 near Sprucefield.

A man was arrested at the scene which happened around 8am this morning.

Police confirmed that the car was stolen a short time earlier in the Banbridge area.

The incident caused long tailbacks on the motorway.

The 29-year-old is being questioned on suspicion of burglary, dangerous driving and failing to remain at the scene of a road traffic collision.

It is understood that police had been monitoring the stolen car’s movements.

A woman was taken to hospital for injuries that are not believed to be serious.

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