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Man's car stolen near Dromore after help offer

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A man and a woman have been assaulted during a car hijacking in County Down.

It happened shortly after 2200 GMT on Wednesday on the Tullindoney side of the Black Bog Road outside Dromore.

A man in his 40s stopped his car when he saw a Volkswagen Golf which appeared to be broken down at the side of the road.

When he offered to help, he was pushed aside and his car was stolen. A woman in his car was also pushed out of the way. Two youths were involved.

One drove away the stolen car - a red Mazda - in the direction of Kinallen, while the Golf was driven in the opposite direction.

The stolen Mazda was found burnt out at Kilmore Road, Lurgan, shortly after 2300 GMT.