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Man held after car hijacked near Twaddell loyalist protest HQ

BY STAFF REPORTER

A man has been arrested after a car was stolen close to a loyalist protest camp in north Belfast.

It was reported that one man assaulted another outside a property in Twaddell Avenue just before 11.30pm on Saturday.

It is believed the attacker then took the keys to a Peugeot 206 car and drove off towards the Ballygomartin Road area.

Another man is believed to have got into the vehicle as it made off from the scene.

At around 11.30pm, police received a report that the car was involved in a two-vehicle collision at the junction of the Ballygomartin Road and the Forthriver Road.

Two men made off from the scene towards the West Circular Road.

A 21-year-old man was arrested in Moyard Parade shortly before 12.30am on Sunday on suspicion of vehicle hijacking.

He is currently helping police with their inquiries.

Loyalists have set up a camp in Twaddell Avenue in protest against a decision to prevent the Orange Order from marching their Twelfth of July route past Ardoyne.

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