Northern Ireland

Dunmurry: Teenagers 'use machete' in taxi hijacking bid

Teenagers armed with a machete have attempted to hijack a taxi on the outskirts of Belfast, police have said.

A boy aged 16 and an 18-year-old man have been arrested over the incident which happened in the Cutts area of Dunmurry on Sunday morning.

Insp Jim McGrillen said the taxi driver picked up two passengers in Divis Street, west Belfast, at 04:45 GMT.

He said one of them had a machete and an attempt was made to force the taxi driver from his vehicle.

The officer said two teenagers were arrested a short distance away on suspicion of attempted hijacking.

"The machete has been recovered by police and has been seized for examination," he added.