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Delivery driver injured in west Belfast hijacking

Published 17/05/2015

The stolen vehicle was crashed into the gates of leisure centre on the Falls Road.
The stolen vehicle was crashed into the gates of leisure centre on the Falls Road.

A fast food delivery driver was injured when his car was taken by two men in west Belfast on Saturday night.

Shortly after 5.30pm, two men approached the delivery driver as he was parked on Whitecliff Parade.

One of the men asked if he was a taxi driver before pulling him out of the car.

His accomplice elbowed the driver and dragged him to the ground when he attempted to pull the keys out of the ignition.

The men made off in the car which was later found crashed into the gates of a leisure centre on the Falls Road.

The delivery driver was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

Chief Inspector Norman Haslett said: "This crime is totally unacceptable and caused distress not only to the owner of the vehicle, but also to the wider community of west Belfast as it was later driven in a dangerous and reckless manner.

"I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this hijacking or observed this car between it being stolen at 5.35pm in Whitecliff Parade and being abandoned in the Falls Road area at 8.25pm to contact Police at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101."

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