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TWO men had to be cut out of their vehicle by firefighters after a hit and run collision in Donaghcloney.

The men were travelling along the Hall Road on Wednesday night when their car was struck by a white car which the ‘MAIL’ understands was stolen from an address in Belfast.

The white car did not stop following the crash and drove off in the direction of Waringstown.

Police received the report of the collision at around 11.15pm and they attended the scene along with the fire service.

Firefighters used cutting gear to release the driver and passenger from a grey Audi A6. The two men, aged 48 and 22, suffered neck and back injuries and were both taken to Craigavon Area Hospital by ambulance.

A short time later at 11.25pm a white Suzuki Swift was found on fire in the New Line area of Waringstown.

Fire crews were again on the scene to extinguish the blaze.

The vehicle was subsequently found to have been stolen during a robbery at Kensington Avenue in East Belfast on February 11.

Police are investigating a link between the two incidents and are appealing for witnesses to contact them in Lurgan on 0845 600 8000 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.