Drug arrests made after car crashed and driver and passengers flee scene in Derry

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Three men have been arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A controlled drugs with intent to supply after a car was spotted driving “erratically” in Derry. The men have now been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Police were investigating a report of a car failing to stop for police in the Clooney Road area of the city on Friday 21st June.

Inspector Craig said: “At around 11pm, it was reported that a white BMW was driving erratically at the junction of the Ardlough Road and the Carnmoney Road area of the city.

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"The vehicle, which was described as being in a dangerous condition, then made off from police and was later discovered crashed and abandoned a short time later in a field in the area. It is believed that three males made off from the car following the incident.

“Officers subsequently detained the males and following a search of the vehicle, it was reported that a quantity of suspected Class A controlled drugs were located by police."

One man aged 20 years old was arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A controlled drugs with intent to supply and various motoring related offences.

Two men, aged 23 and 22 years old, were also arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A controlled drugs with intent to supply and all three men are currently in police custody at this time.

Inspector Craig continued: “Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident are ongoing, and we would appeal to anyone who may have been in the area at the time, who may have dashcam or other footage which could assist our investigation, to contact us on 101, quoting reference number 1868 21/06/24.

"A report can also be made online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”

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