A car which rammed a police car in Limavady at the weekend had earlier been stolen in Derry, it has emerged.

Two teenagers, aged 15 and 16, fled the scene but were arrested a short time later on suspicion of a number of motoring offences related to the incident which occurred on Friday night.

At around 8.00pm it was reported that a suspected stolen car had failed to stop for police when signalled to do so on Broad Road.

A short time later police observed the car on Main Street wehre it rammed the police car in an attempt to make off.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “One officer sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the collision. The driver of the car was arrested by police at the scene. Two young males, who were also in the car, made off on foot in the direction Connell Street.

“During follow up enquiries police arrested a male in Derry. The car, a Vauxhall Zafira, is believed to have been stolen in Derry earlier in the evening"

The two arrested teenagers have since been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Meanwhile, Inspector Mullan has appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact officers in Limavady on 101 quoting reference 1142 04/01/19.

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

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