Two die in collision involving police vehicle

16/10/2012 Pacemaker press.  A man aged in his 70s has died in a road accident involving three vehicles, the police have said.It happened on the main Lisburn to Ballynahinch road at about 22:30 BST on Monday.Three other people were treated in hospital. The road remained closed on Tuesday morning with diversions in place. picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
16/10/2012 Pacemaker press. A man aged in his 70s has died in a road accident involving three vehicles, the police have said.It happened on the main Lisburn to Ballynahinch road at about 22:30 BST on Monday.Three other people were treated in hospital. The road remained closed on Tuesday morning with diversions in place. picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Two women have died following a collision involving a police vehicle at Newry’s Belfast Road this morning.

The collision occurred at just after 9.25am and police closed the road in both directions between the Outlet at Banbridge and the Sheepbridge Road near Newry.

It was later confirmed two women had died in the two-vehicle collision; none of the three male officers in the Police vehicle at the time sustained serious injuries.

As is normal procedure, the Police Ombudsman has been informed and will now lead the investigation.