Police searching for Newry hit and run driver

A police road stop, a blue accident sign in the foreground and a police car in the background
Police have appealed for witnesses to the crash in Martins Lane, Newry [BBC]

Two women in Newry have been injured in a hit and run, police have said.

Officers were called after a white BMW X5 was stolen from outside a house in the Dublin Road area of Cloghoge.

Two women were in a vehicle being driven along Martins Lane when it was hit by the stolen car around 08:25 BST - the BMW made off and one of the women, aged in her 60s, was injured and taken to hospital.

It was reported that the homeowner found the front door open shortly before 10:00 BST - car keys and other items had been taken.

Police believe the suspected burglary happened about 07:30 BST.

A detective said officers remain at the scene of the crash and are appealing to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the Dublin Road area, or anyone who saw the crash in Martins Lane, to contact police.