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Police appeal following attempted hijacking in west Belfast

Police are investigating an attempted hijacking in west Belfast early yesterday
Marie Louise McConville

POLICE are searching for a man and woman in connection an attempted hijacking in west Belfast early yesterday.

Shortly after 2.20am, it was reported that a woman in her fifties had got out of a silver Renault in the car park at a fold on Andersonstown Road.

As the woman then returned to her vehicle, it was reported an unknown man had gained entry to the rear passenger seat.

He asked for the keys before he made his way around to the other side of the car and tried to drag the woman from the vehicle.

Another woman aged in her sixties, who had also got out of the car, then came to help the driver.

The man escaped the scene with an unknown woman towards the Drumisk Park area.

The man, who is believed to be aged around 18-years-old, is described as 5ft 8in tall and of medium build with short, dark hair.

He was wearing a grey tracksuit.

The woman is described as having blonde hair and was of slim build. She was wearing a grey tracksuit.

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