Police in Northern Ireland and Gardaí are searching for a driver who made off after a high-speed cross-border chase.
The driver of a stolen Honda Civic sped away from Police on the Racecourse Road in Derry at around 10.45pm on Wednesday night.
A cross-border operation ensued as the driver made their way back and forth over the border into Donegal. Checkpoints were set up by PSNI and Gardaí to try and stop the car.
The incident sent social media into a frenzy as members of the public shared sightings of the vehicle.
Using real-time information, the PSNI were able to stop the car with a stinger and ‘end the madness’, according to a spokesperson.
The vehicle was abandoned at Clon Elagh near the Skeoge Road and the driver made off at around midnight.
PSNI are now appealing for information on the driver and his whereabouts.
“If you know who was driving this vehicle tonight, if you saw where he ran to or if you know where he’s staying right now, call police on 101 quoting incident number 1415 of 06/02/19. Let’s make sure we keep drivers like this off our roads.”
The authorities also issued a warning to the public about sharing checkpoint details on social media. A member of PSNI Foyle said: “I kept up with the social media at the time. I read one post where the author was community minded enough to state that they were not going to post where our check points were. I read a number of posts where people did.
“Please think about what you’re doing when posting that information on social media. By all accounts, that driver could have killed someone tonight. Telling him where we were only benefited him. Every second counts in moments like these.”Tags: