Belfast carjacking accused in court

Published Monday, 28 July 2014
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A 33-year old man arrested in connection with a hijacking in west Belfast, during which a female motorist had her car taken at knifepoint, has appeared in court.

Belfast carjacking accused in court
Fegan was remanded into custody on Monday. (© UTV)

Steven James Patrick Fegan, from Sliabh Dubh View in west Belfast, was in the dock of the city's Magistrates Court on Monday.

He has been charged with a range of offences arising from an incident last Friday, 25 July, when an Audi A3 was stolen then abandoned.

Fegan faces a total of eight charges including aggravated vehicle taking in which the vehicle is driven dangerously and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, namely a knife.

He has also been charged with false imprisonment, hijacking, dangerous driving, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and making threats to kill.

After the charges were read to Fegan, a detective constable told the court he believed he could connect the accused to the offences.

Although no details of the alleged offences emerged during Monday's brief hearing, it is understood that Fegan was arrested following the hijacking of a vehicle in the New Barnsley Park area of west Belfast.

The vehicle was stolen when a man armed with a knife approached the female driver and forced her to get out of the vehicle.

The car was then driven from the scene and was later found abandoned in the La Salle Drive area of the city.

A defence barrister for Fegan told District Judge Fiona Bagnall that there would be no application for bail.

Fegan was then remanded into custody for four weeks and will appear at the same court on 20 August.

© UTV News
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