Northern Ireland

Woman fights back against car hijacker in Belfast

Bankmore Street in Belfast city centre
Image caption The woman was forced out of her car on Bankmore Street in Belfast city centre

A woman who was threatened with a needle during a hijacking has managed to stop a man from taking her car, with help from members of the public.

Police said a man forced out of her vehicle at a car park on Bankmore Street in Belfast city centre at about 18:25 BST on Monday.

The suspect got into the woman's car but was preventing from driving off when other people came to her aid.

Police have arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of hijacking.

He is also being questioned on suspicion of criminal damage and possessing an article with blade or point in a public place.

A PSNI spokesman said the woman was not injured but was "left shaken by her ordeal".