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Driver arrested after fleeing scene of crash in taxi

Two people fled the scene of this crash. Credit: PSNI

A driver was arrested for drink driving after a taxi was intercepted, following another crash which left a car on its roof.

PSNI in Newry and Mourne responded when they came across a red car which was badly damaged and on its roof.

There was blood on the car, but the driver and a passenger had fled the scene.

Officers identified that the car was registered to a Belfast owner and after phoning taxi companies, were able to find that the pair were on the A1 in a taxi.

The taxi was intercepted and the driver was arrested for drink driving and various other offences.

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Van burnt out in Carryduff

A white van was burnt out in Carryduff on Monday night. Credit: PSNI

A van was burnt out on Monday night in Carryduff.

Police reports at around 11pm that a white van was on fire on the Hillsborough Road, just outside the Lough Moss Leisure Centre.

Officers said that it was reported that several people in hoodies and tracksuits were seen running away from the flaming vehicle.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact the non-emergency number of 101.

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