Northern Ireland

Carryduff fatal crash: Teenager released on bail by police

Two-vehicle collision near Carryduff Image copyright KEVIN SCOTT
Image caption Police were chasing one of the cars before the fatal crash on Saintfield Road on Thursday evening

A 16-year-old boy who was arrested in connection with a fatal crash in south Belfast on Thursday night has been released on bail.

The police said the teenager had been arrested on suspicion of a number of theft offences.

An 18-year-old, Conal Daly, was killed and three others injured in the crash.

Police had been pursuing a Jaguar car, which then collided with a Volkswagen on the Saintfield Road, near Carryduff.

Mr Daly was believed to have been a passenger in the Jaguar.

Stable

It is understood the woman driving the Volkswagen is a nun. She and two men from the Jaguar were taken to hospital.

One man remains in a critical condition and the other man has been discharged. The nun is in a stable condition.

The crash happened at about 20:40 BST. The circumstances surrounding the police chase are being investigated by the police ombudsman.

It is understood the woman driving the Volkswagen is aged in her 70s

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