Arrest after police car rammed in Corbet area

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

A man was arrested after a police car was rammed in the rural Corbet area on Saturday (4 March) night.
Two police officers were attending a call out on the Flough Road to what initially appeared to be "a civil dispute", according to the PSNI, when tensions began to rise.
One vehicle was blocked in by another and when the PSNI arrived at the scene, "a vehicle drove straight at them".
A man in his 50s was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including dangerous driving and obstructing police.
Police said he was released on police bail, pending further enquiries.
“Thankfully our guys were in good enough shape to restrain and arrest the driver for dangerous driving and resisting arrest. As anyone who's been in a crash knows though, the pain will start this morning [Sunday].
“Last night you, the community, lost one of your police crews off the ground due to this driver's actions. It may have been an attack on us, but it's everyone who suffers.
“[It's] another example of our officers in Banbridge physically putting themselves in harm's way to keep people safe. We wish them a speedy recovery from this completely reckless and needless incident," said a PSNI Banbridge spokesman.
Ulster Unionist Councillor Glenn Barr wished the two PSNI officers "a speedy recovery".
“Unfortunately this took police officers out of action when we desperately need them serving and protecting our community. Ring 101 if you have any information," appealed Councillor Barr.


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