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Hijack victim is menaced at knifepoint

Police are investigating the reported hijacking in the Comber Road area of Newtownards on Thursday (stock photo)
Police are investigating the reported hijacking in the Comber Road area of Newtownards on Thursday (stock photo)
Adrian Rutherford

By Adrian Rutherford

A driver was threatened with a knife and ordered to transport three men in his car.

Police are investigating the reported hijacking in the Comber Road area of Newtownards on Thursday.

At approximately 11.30pm, as a male driver approached the junction of Blenheim Drive and Comber Road, three males approached his vehicle.

One of the men, who was carrying a knife, ordered the driver to take them to Bangor.

All three men then got into the car. The three males later got out of the car near Rathgill estate, Bangor.

The driver of the car was not injured during this incident, but he was left very badly shaken by his ordeal.

Detective Sergeant McKee said: "I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident or saw these three men alight from this vehicle in the Rathgill estate to contact police at Bangor on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 2398 11/07/19."

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