A man has been arrested in Belfast after a stolen car was involved in a crash.

The 26-year-old has been detained on suspicion of aggravated burglary, burglary, taking and driving away, assault on police, no insurance, resisting police, dangerous driving and disorderly behaviour.

The robbery occured in the Beechlands area of south Belfast at about 5.30am on Wednesday 26 September.

After breaking into a house through a rear patio door, a grey Volvo was stolen along with a sum of money.

Police received reports that the car was involved in a two-vehicle collision in the Glengall Street area of the city shortly after 7am.

Ten minutes later, the car was spotted at the junction of Hope Street and Great Victoria Street before the driver made off from the vehicle.

He was apprehended by officers a short time later in the Sandy Row area and arrested.

Detectives in South Belfast are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the burglary or who saw anything suspicious in the Beechlands area of South Belfast at the time of the incident to get in touch.