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Belfast man kidnapped and assaulted by masked thugs

Published 16/06/2016

Police are investigating after a man was forced into a van and assaulted by masked men in Belfast at the weekend
Police are investigating after a man was forced into a van and assaulted by masked men in Belfast at the weekend

A man was forced into a van and assaulted by masked men in Belfast at the weekend.

At around 6pm on Sunday, a 32-year-old man was approached at an address in Mount Eagles by a masked man who demanded that he went with him.

The victim was ushered into a grey van where a second masked male was waiting.

He was then driven to the Ardoyne area where he was assaulted inside the van.

The masked men also demanded money and threatened to kill him if he did not comply.

Detective Inspector Snoddy explained: "Understandably the victim has been left extremely frightened and shaken by this ordeal and we are appealing for the public’s help in identifying those involved.

"Anyone who was in the Mount Eagles and Ardoyne areas on Sunday evening and who noticed a grey van or anyone suspicious is asked to contact Reactive and Organised Crime detectives at Musgrave police station on 101, quoting reference 722 14/06/16.”

If someone would prefer to provide information without giving their name they can contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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