A 25-year-old man man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after ramming three police cars in County Tyrone. The incident happened just after midnight on Sunday September 25, when the police were investigating a reported drink driver at an address in Fivemiletown.

A man then ran off from the police in a tractor and smashed into three police cars causing significant damage to the vehicles but no injury to the officers. The man was later apprehended and arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in custody.

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Det Insp Snoddy said the incident was reckless and cowardly and that if the officers had not taken evasive action they would have been seriously injured or killed. He said: "This incident has left three of our police vehicles off the road which affects our service delivery in the Mid Ulster area. There is also the impact in terms of our officers' welfare, as well as the cost of repairs to the vehicle."