Police in Derry have arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of a number of offences in relation to an incident in the city at the weekend during which a police vehicle was rammed and two officers escaped serious injury.
The incident on Friday saw officers stop a Volvo on the junction of the Buncrana Road and Upper Galliagh Road.
The vehicle is believed to have been driven into County Donegal at some point after the incident and yesterday afternoon as police seek anyone with information about its movements or whereabouts.
The man has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of attempting to cause grievous bodily injury by dangerous driving, driving a motor vehicle without insurance, driving while disqualified, and failing to stop, report and remain where an accident has occurred causing injury.
He remains in custody at this time.
As enquiries continue, police are appealing to the public for information about the movements of the vehicle involved and its whereabouts.
Shortly before 9.10pm, on Friday, January 13, 2023, officers stopped a maroon-coloured Volvo S60 – registration UCZ 4284 – at the junction of Buncrana Road and Upper Galliagh Road.
One officer got out of the car to speak with the driver but, as he approached the Volvo, the driver reversed at speed, narrowly missing the officer and another parked vehicle.
The suspect drove directly at the officer, forcing him to jump out of the way to avoid being hit. He then rammed the police vehicle, with the other officer still inside, before fleeing the scene in the direction of Whitehouse Road.