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Hijackers run over NI postman with his own mail van

The attackers stole the van and made off in the direction of the Falls Road.

Image: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

TWO MEN HIJACKED and ran over a postman’s legs with his own Royal Mail van in the Springfield Avenue area of West Belfast yesterday.

Shortly after 11.10am two men forced the driver out of the van and one of the men drove away in the van towards the Falls Road. The other man made off on foot in the direction of the Springfield Road junction.

The two men had dogs with them at the time, a German Shepherd and a Staffie-type dog.

The postman, who is in his late thirties, sustained injuries to his legs, which are not believed to be life threatening, and was taken to hospital for treatment.

PSNI detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has any information to contact them at Grosvenor Road on 00044 845 600 8000. People can also provide information without giving their details by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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