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Tyrone man charged with attempted murder after ramming PSNI vehicles with tractor

He is further charged with threatening to kill the officers, damaging two PSNI vehicles, driving while disqualified and without insurance, dangerous driving while unfit through drink or drugs, failing to provide a specimen of breath, failing to stop and remain at the scene of accident in which damage was caused and failing to report this to police.

Handout photo issued by PSNI of three damaged police vehicles that were involved in an incident with a tractor. Issue date: Saturday September 24, 2022.© PA

Tanya FowlesBelfast Telegraph

A Co Tyrone man has appeared in court charged with attempting to murder two police officers following an incident in which their car was rammed by a tractor.

Matthew Nolan (25) from Tattenabuddagh Lane, Fivemiletown, is further charged with threatening to kill the officers, damaging two PSNI vehicles, driving while disqualified and without insurance, dangerous driving while unfit through drink or drugs, failing to provide a specimen of breath, failing to stop and remain at the scene of accident in which damage was caused and failing to report this to police.

He appeared in court on Monday via video-link from police custody and spoke only to confirm his identity and that he understood the charges.

A PSNI vehicle which was damaged by a suspect trying to escape on a tractor (Photo credit: PSNI)

All matters relate to an incident in the Main Street area of Fivemiletown on Friday.

A detective constable told Enniskillen Magistrates Court the charges could be connected.

A defence barrister said there would be no application for bail at this stage, after which District Judge Steven Keown remanded Nolan in custody to appear again by video-link on October 24.


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