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West Belfast: Police plea in bid to find kidnappers

By Lesley-Anne McKeown

Published 17/06/2016

Police are hunting masked men who kidnapped and assaulted a man in west Belfast
Police are hunting masked men who kidnapped and assaulted a man in west Belfast

Police are hunting masked men who kidnapped and assaulted a man in west Belfast.

The victim was bundled into a grey van and driven from the Mount Eagles area to Ardoyne.

The attackers demanded money and threatened to kill him.

The PSNI said the incident happened on Sunday but was not reported until two days' later.

A PSNI spokesman said: "At around 6pm on Sunday evening the male victim was approached at an address by a masked man who demanded he come with him.

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

"He was then driven from the area and taken to the Ardoyne area where he was assaulted inside the van."

Anyone who was in the area at the time 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.

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