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West Belfast hijackers hit delivery man and crash car

By Claire McNeilly

Published 18/05/2015

A fast food delivery man was injured in a car hijacking in west Belfast
A fast food delivery man was injured in a car hijacking in west Belfast

A fast food delivery man was injured in a car hijacking in west Belfast.

Two men made off in his car in Whitecliff Parade at 5.30pm on Saturday. The car was later found crashed into the gates of a leisure centre on the Falls Road.

Chief Inspector Norman Haslett said the hijackers had driven the car in a "dangerous and reckless manner".

The incident happened after the man was approached by two men as he was sitting in his car.

One of them asked was he a taxi driver.

When he told them he was not, one of the men pulled him from the driver's seat, while the second prevented him from getting back into his car. The driver then reached into the car and tried to retrieve the keys from the ignition.

The hijacker elbowed him and drove off.

The police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them on the non-emergency number 101 or use the Crimestoppers number 0800 555 111.

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