Northern Ireland

Carrickfergus: Van driver injured in hijacking

The van has been totally destroyed
Image caption The van was destroyed after it was set alight

A van driver has been taken to hospital after he was injured during a hijacking in Carrickfergus, County Antrim.

Police said the driver was threatened with a handgun on the Belfast Road at about 10:15 GMT on Monday,

He was ordered to drive to the Glenclairn Road in North Belfast where the contents of his van were transferred to another vehicle.

The driver was attacked and his van was destroyed after it was set alight.

Image caption The van driver was ordered to drive to the Glenclairn Road in North Belfast
Image caption The contents inside the van were transferred to another vehicle