Youth Charged with Number of Driving Offences

  • 16 February 2017

Youth Charged with Number of Driving Offences

Crest centred

A 17 year old male has been charged with aggravated vehicle taking causing damage to the vehicle, aggravated vehicle taking in which vehicle is being driven dangerously, failing to stop, failing to report, failing to remain, theft, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance.  He is expected to appear before Belfast Youth Court tomorrow morning, Friday 17 February.

The charges are in connection with the arrest of a male in west Belfast last night after a stolen car collided with a police vehicle in the Cullingtree area shortly before 9.45pm.  Two police officers sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the collision.  The car, a silver Volkswagen, had been reported stolen in the Castlereagh area as a result of a suspected creeper style burglary early yesterday morning.

Police are also investigating reports that a similar vehicle was driving erratically in the Fall’s Road area at the time of an earlier shooting incident on Wednesday evening.

Detective Inspector Mary White said: “There is only one police service in West Belfast, and that’s the Police Service of Northern Ireland.  We are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days every week, protecting the public and serving the local community.  I would appeal to all members of the West Belfast community, if you witnessed anything last night to come forward to detectives at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101 or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Keeping People Safe

We are keen to hear from witnesses of this incident

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.