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Thursday 25 May 2017

Fast food takeaway driver injured in hijacking

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is investigating after two men drove the stolen car into a leisure centre
The Police Service of Northern Ireland is investigating after two men drove the stolen car into a leisure centre
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A fast food delivery driver was injured when his car was hijacked and later crashed in West Belfast last night.

The man was sitting in his car at about 5.35 pm Saturday afternoon in the Whitecliff Parade area when he was approached by two men

Police said one of the men asked if he was a taxi driver before pulling him out of the car.

His accomplice elbowed the driver and dragged him to the ground when he attempted to pull the keys out of the ignition.

The men made off in the car which was later found crashed into the gates of a leisure centre on the Falls Road.

The delivery driver was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

Chief Inspector Norman Haslett said: "This crime is totally unacceptable and caused distress not only to the owner of the vehicle, but also to the wider community of west Belfast as it was later driven in a dangerous and reckless manner."

"I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this hijacking or observed this car between it being stolen at 5.35pm in Whitecliff Parade and being abandoned in the Falls Road area at 8.25pm to contact Police at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101."

Belfast Telegraph

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