An individual, who attempted to run over police with a car, has been arrested, after a chase ended in a farmyard.
The male attempted to drive at an officer attached to Police Mid Ulster during a routine stop near the Ballygawley roundabout on March 27th, 2021.
According to the police, the driver “attempted to run over one of our officers when he approached the car”.
Police chase ends in farmyard
In a statement, a spokesperson for Police Mid Ulster said: “Car then made off up the A4 towards Dungannon. The helicopter wasn’t long getting overhead and was able to pick up the vehicle heading towards Moygashel.”
“Unaware his every move was being tracked from above, he thought the cops were long gone and decided to hide up in a farmyard that he had no right to be in.”
“By this stage, the eye in the sky had guided all crews into position. You can imagine the surprise on his face when we all moved in and he realised he was surrounded.”
He rammed two police cars trying to escape but was promptly extracted from his vehicle, cuffed, and restrained. Follow up searches have uncovered a “large” quantity of suspected Class A drugs.
In an update on Monday, March 29th, 2021, following the incident, which occurred on Saturday afternoon, a police spokesperson said: “Driver was held in custody and charged to court this morning. The judge has remanded him, and he is now in HMP Maghaberry awaiting trial.”
According to police, the male is facing a “significant list of offences”.
Man arrested after spreading septic tank contents
Meanwhile, An Garda Síochána has arrested a man (60s) in relation to a suspected breach of the Waste Management Act, 1996.
On March 10th, 2021, Gardaí at Cahir received a report in relation to the possible disposal of contents from septic tanks along the N8 for three to four kilometres.
An operation was put in place and a suspect tractor and slurry tanker was identified.
On the evening of March 25th, 2021, Gardaí in Cashel arrested a man, aged in his 60s.
He was brought to Cahir Garda Station and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. Gardaí later released him, and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.