Police officers injured following hit and run in Armagh

Police detected the van speeding and attempted to stop the vehicle in Culdee Street

Three police officers have been injured in a hit-and-run collision in Armagh.

The incident happened in the Culdee Street area shortly before 1am on Sunday after officers spotted a red Ford Transit van travelling at excess speed.

They detected the van speeding from College Street to Abbey Street and attempted to stop the vehicle in Culdee Street.

When an officer exited the police vehicle to speak with the male van driver, it collided with the PSNI car and made off towards Upper Irish Street.


Police said the driver of the van was still outstanding on Sunday morning.

A PSNI spokesman said: “Some damage was caused to the police vehicle and the three officers have sustained neck and back pain due to the impact of the collision.

“This incident is a prime example of dangerous driving and it could have had the most serious of consequences for our officers and the public.” – PA