Large quantity of Class A drugs recovered after two police cars rammed

The driver of a car allegedly attempted to run over a police officer and rammed two police cars before being arrested in County Tyrone over the weekend.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 10:36 am
Updated Monday, 29th March 2021, 11:04 am

Mid Ulster police said in a social media post said the officer was approaching a car they had stopped at Ballygawley roundabout when the driver drove towards him.

The car then made off up the A4 towards Dungannon, according to police.

The post continues: "The helicopter wasn't long getting overhead and was able to pick up the vehicle heading towards Moygashel.

Damaged car seized by police.

"Unaware his every move was being tracked from above, he thought the cops were long gone and decided to hide up in a farmyard that he had no right to be in.

"By this stage the eye in the sky had guided all crews into position, so you can image the surprise on his face when we all moved in and he realised he was surrounded. He rammed two police cars trying to escape but was promptly extracted from his vehicle, cuffed and restrained.

"Follow up searches have uncovered a large quantity of suspected Class A drugs. Meanwhile he's currently in the cells facing a significant list of offences."

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