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Stinger used to stop stolen car

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A stinger was used to stop the car.

A 22 year old man has been fined £250 after he was a passenger in a car which was stolen from Kesh.
On September 7th 2016, a Ford Focus was reported stolen from the Mantlin Park Area of Kesh, and was reported to the Police.
Dean Martin, (22) from O’Kane Park, Omagh appeared at Enniskillen Magistrate Court on Monday charged as the passenger in the stolen car.
On September 7th, the Police relocated the car in Omagh, but it failed to stop. Police pursued the car which was travelling at 100 miles per hour and driving on the wrong side of the road causing cars to swerve to avoid a head on collision.
Around 2.40pm on the same day, Police spotted the car again on the way to Newtownstewart and followed the car but were unable to keep up due to the speed of the Ford Focus. The Police deployed a stinger in an attempt to stop the vehicle but missed the car.
The defendant was then later observed on foot in Castlederg, and was asked by Police if he was travelling in the vehicle and who else was present but the defendant said ‘no comment.’
A forensic report was carried out, and the defendant’s finger prints were found on the passengers door. District Judge Broderick fined Martin £250.


The pair were released on bail after being arrested on Monday morning. Two women are also under investigation.

Defence barrister Ciaran Roddy described the high readings as “astronomical” but noted he “didn’t swerve or inconvenience other road...

The man was disqualified from driving for two years, until retested, and fined £300.

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