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Six in hospital following major Belfast road crash

The collision involved a number of vehicles including a stolen black Audi. Credit: UTV

Six people, including a child, have been taken to hospital following a major road crash in Belfast.

It is understood that six cars were involved in the crash on the Crumlin Road close to the area known locally as Ardoyne Shops, in the north of the city.

Police have confirmed they were in pursuit of a stolen car that caused the crash.

Five ambulances and the air ambulance attended the scene around 7pm on Tuesday night.

Four men, one woman and a child were taken to Belfast hospitals.

A section of the Crumlin Road, was closed following the crash.

Superintendent Muir Clark said, "The collision occurred at approximately 6.55pm and involved a number of vehicles including a stolen black Audi A1.

"The Audi was reported stolen from Thirlmere Gardens in North Belfast during the early hours of Sunday 1 July.

He added, “The Police Ombudsman's Office have been notified and are currently investigating the circumstances leading up to the collision therefore it would be inappropriate to comment further pending the outcome of that investigation."