Northern Ireland

Hijacked car stopped with stinger at Hannahstown Hill

police car

A hijacked car crashed into a police vehicle in west Belfast on Thursday after officers had used a stinger device to stop it.

The owner of the car was threatened with a screwdriver by two men on the Carnmoney Road in Newtownabbey.

After driving off in the vehicle, it was detected in the Hannahstown Hill area of west Belfast.

After the car was stopped two men ran off. A 24-year-old man was arrested by police a short distance away.

Meanwhile, police have appealed for information about an incident involving a stolen car in County Armagh.

At about 2100 BST on Thursday, a green Honda Civic, registration L134 VBD, was taken from the front of a house at Victoria Grove in Dollingstown.

A navy blue Volkswagen Bora appeared to be with the Honda Civic and followed it at speed toward the Magheralin/Moira area.

The Honda Civic struck a BMW 3 Series close to Broomhill Court in Magheralin.

The Civic and Bora then made their way toward Moira and were last seen near Moira roundabout.

The driver of the Civic was described as being of very large build and it is believed that three persons were on board the Volkswagen Bora.