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Dublin: 17 °C Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Car hijacked, set alight during Craigavon disturbances

PSNI investigating public disorder incidents in the early hours of this morning.

File Google Maps image of Monbrief East Road, Craigavon.
File Google Maps image of Monbrief East Road, Craigavon.
Image: Google Maps

POLICE IN LURGAN are investigating an incident in which a car was hijacked in the Craigavon area early this morning.

The PSNI says that officers were responding to a report of suspicious activity in the Ardown area shortly before 1am when they were attacked by a crowd throwing bricks and bottles.

A Vauxhall Astra car was hijacked on the Monbrief East Road and set on fire at a roundabout. The car was completely destroyed.

The crowd dispersed before 4am but police remained in the area for a time afterwards to monitor the situation.

Officers are appealing to anyone who may have any information about the incident to contact them in Lurgan or the independent Crimestoppers charity confidentially.

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