29/09/2004

Police appeal after van forced from road

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses after a van was forced across a central reservation and attacked close to the Hillsborough roundabout on Monday.

The incident began close to the Sprucefield roundabout, on the outskirts of Lisburn just before 6pm.

The victim was driving a blue Ford Transit van southbound when a red Transit van and a white Transit van tried to force him off the road.

It is understood that one van shunted the victim’s vehicle from behind while the second pulled alongside him and tried to push him from the road.

The man’s van came to a stop on a central reservation, facing in the direction of Lisburn, close to Hillsborough roundabout.

It was then attacked by one man using a metal hook which cracked the front window. Three men are thought to have been involved in the incident which left the victim badly shaken.

It is thought that a number of motorists travelling on the M1 would have witnessed the incident and police at Lisburn who are investigating the incident would like to hear from them on 028 9266 5212 or on Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

(MB/GMCG)

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