“Police in pursuit of stolen car”: Police Ombudsman

Incident Date: 19.04.2018

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has issued the following statement about the incident in north Belfast yesterday when a woman died after she was struck by a stolen car on the Ballysillan Road.

The Office is investigating the circumstances which led to what happened.

A spokesman has said its investigators have established that police had been in pursuit of the stolen car:

“Video from the police helicopter and from within the lead police pursuit car clearly shows that when the collision occurred, police were a matter of seconds behind the suspect vehicle.

Our investigation is continuing and will consider issues such as how police dealt with this incident and the manner of police driving.”

Police Ombudsman investigators have met members of the deceased’s family and briefed them about its investigation.

ENDS
 

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