Three men due in court following cross border chase

Three men are due in court this morning following a dramatic cross border chase on Wednesday which saw a van colliding with police vehicles in Derry and Garda cars in Donegal.

The incident began in the Carranbane Walk area of Shantallow after it was reported that a number of men had tried to gain access to a house and then rammed a car parked at the property before driving off.

Shortly after the initial reports a van collided with a police car in Derry causing extensive damage.

The Donegal registered vehicle then crossed the border and was involved in a further collision with two Garda cars responding to a request for assistance.

The van then crossed back over the border, and was finally stopped by PSNI officers on the Groarty Road, and three men were arrested.

Police have now confirmed that a 26 year old man has been charged with criminal damage, theft, 4 counts of assault on police and 2 counts of resisting police.

A 32 year old man has been charged with threats to kill, 2 counts of criminal damage, 2 counts of common assault, 2 counts of theft, 2 counts of assaulting police and 2 counts of resisting police.

A 32 year old man has been charged with 3 counts of criminal damage, attempting to commit grievous bodily harm, assault on police and 2 counts of dangerous driving.

All 3 men are expected to appear before Derry Magistrates Court today Friday 17th February.