Northern Ireland

West Belfast taxi driver hijacked at knifepoint

A taxi driver has had his vehicle hijacked at knifepoint in west Belfast.

Police said two "young males" went into a taxi office on the Falls Road and got a taxi to Lower Cupar Street where they threatened the driver with knives.

The driver got out of the car and the hijackers drove off. It happened shortly after 05:00 GMT on Wednesday.

The car was later found abandoned in the St Peters Court area. Cash and a mobile phone had been taken. Police have appealed for witnesses.