Northern Ireland

Would-be hijackers assault man in south Belfast

A man has been assaulted by a gang of men attempting to steal his car in south Belfast.

The 22-year-old was getting into his car at Ulsterville Gardens at about 19:00 GMT on Saturday when the men demanded his keys and money.

When he refused, they attacked him then ran off empty-handed. He was treated in hospital for head and facial injuries.

A short time later, three men aged 20, 22 and 25 were arrested nearby at Donegall Avenue in the Village area.

Police have appealed for information.

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