Man Charged Following Hijacking

A man has been charged with a number of offences following a hijacking last week.

Police have said the man, aged 33, has been charged with hijacking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, aggravated vehicle taking in which a vehicle is driven dangerously, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, dangerous driving, possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and threats to kill.

The charges are in connection with a car hijacking in the New Barnsley Park area of West Belfast at around 9pm on Friday night (25 July). It is understood the female driver of a car had been approached by a man armed with a knife and was threatened. Her car, a red Audi, was stolen and later found abandoned in the area of La Salle Drive. She was not injured in the incident.

The accused is set to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court today (28 July).


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