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Police shoot at stolen gas lorry

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February 22 2017, 12:01am, The Times

Seven shots were fired to stop the lorry as it was driven the wrong way down a road in BarcelonaDANIEL BOSQUE/GETTY IMAGES

Police opened fire on a stolen lorry loaded with butane gas bottles that was driving at speed the wrong way down a main road in Barcelona. The driver, Joakim Berggren, 32, a Swede, was arrested after crashing into a barrier.

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