Northern Ireland

Man injured after police car chase on Glen Road, west Belfast

Police car

A 24-year-old man has had to be cut out of a car which crashed following a police chase in west Belfast.

A stinger device was used to stop the vehicle on the Glen Road in west Belfast. The car had been stolen at about 10:30 BST.

The driver of the car was cut out of it by firefighters. His injuries, however, are not thought to be life threatening.

A 24-year old man has been arrested for motoring offences, as well as burglary, theft and failing to stop for police.

The MP for the area, Sinn Fein's Paul Maskey said it was fortunate no-one was seriously injured during the chase or crash.

"While the PSNI have a duty to pursue those they believe are involved in criminality, the safety of the general public must always be paramount," he said.

"The incident this morning could very easily have resulted in death or injury to uninvolved pedestrians."