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Two men arrested after Tesco van hijacked in Co Down

Two men have been arrested after a Tesco delivery van was hijacked in Co Down
Staff reporter

TWO men have been arrested after a Tesco delivery van was hijacked in Co Down.

It was reported that two men forced a driver from the vehicle at Georges Street in Newtownards at around 5pm on Friday.

The van was then driven from Newtownards through Dundonald and Holywood before a stinger device was used at Dee Street, which brought the vehicle to a halt a nearby Sydenham bypass.

The pair, aged 23 and 39, were arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including hijacking, using a motor vehicle without insurance, driving whilst disqualified and assault on police.

Both remained in custody last night.

A police spokesman said there had been a number of reports of collisions involving the stolen van.

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