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Taxi driver held at gunpoint in hijacking after passengers involved in argument on Belfast street

A taxi driver was held up at gunpoint in a hijacking after an argument broke out between his passengers and another man.

The driver picked up three men in his Skoda Superb car on the Glen Road in Belfast just before 10pm. They asked to be taken to the New Lodge Road.

There they became involved in an argument with another man. One of the three men then produced a suspected firearm and pointed it at the taxi driver. They then ordered the driver to return them to Glen Road where they then made off at around 10.30pm.

The taxi driver was not injured but left shaken by his ordeal, police said.

Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact Detectives inn Musgrave Police Station on 101 quoting reference number 85 of 24/07/17. Information can Also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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