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Pair charged after Belfast taxi driver held at knifepoint

Police in Belfast are investigating (Niall Carson/PA)
Police in Belfast are investigating (Niall Carson/PA)

A man and woman have been charged after a Belfast taxi driver was held at knifepoint and robbed.

It happened in the Shankill Road area of the city in the early hours of Monday morning.

The driver had just taken a journey from the Shore Road.

After he was robbed the perpetrators fled on foot and were caught by responding police in the area.

A 32-year-old woman and man (31) have been charged with a number of offences including robbery and possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence.

They will appear in a Belfast court on Tuesday where as is usual procedure the charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

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