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Man arrested after five PSNI officers injured following serious incident in Antrim

A 41-year-old man has been arrested and charged with a series of offences after five PSNI officers were injured in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 2am on Tuesday in the Bridge Street area of Carnlough where PSNI officers were dealing with an unrelated matter.

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While dealing with the matter, a car was driven at a constable who was on foot.

The car then collided with a police vehicle before reversing into a second police vehicle which was positioned to block the car, understood to be a BMW.

The constable sustained injuries to his hand and arm and was left shaken by the incident.

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Four officers who were inside the two police vehicles at the time suffered minor injuries.

The 41-year-old was charged with dangerous driving, attempting grievous bodily harm with intent and driving with excess alcohol.

He is due to appear before Antrim Magistrates’ Court on the 2nd of December.

IMAGE – “File:Flag of the Police Service of Northern Ireland.png” by Cyberbeagle is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

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