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Highfield Road in Glengormley. Google Maps

Man stops car to help "injured" man - is attacked and carjacked

The driver stopped to help a young man staggering in the road.

POLICE IN GLENGORMLEY in Antrim are appealing for information following the theft of a vehicle in the Hightown Road area of the town in the early hours of this morning.

At around 12.25am it was reported that a man, aged in his 40′s, was driving his Ford Focus car along the Hightown Road. He stopped with a young man who appeared to be staggering about the road. When he got out of his car the young male kicked him and hit him on the arm with a bottle.

Three men then appeared and they all made off in the car. The driver was not seriously injured as a result of the assault.

The car was found burnt out a short time later in a car park on the Park Road in Mallusk. One of the males is described as being approximately 18-22 year old, wearing a light blue t-shirt, track bottoms and a dark blue baseball cap.

Appealing for information Sergeant Ash, Newtownabbey Police said: “Police would ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone with any information to contact them at Newtownabbey Police Station on the non emergency number 101.

“Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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