Man stabbed as gang try to steal car

Published Wednesday, 29 January 2014
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A man has been stabbed during an attempted hijacking in Belfast, with one of the gang responsible believed to be as young as 14.

Man stabbed as gang try to steal car
Police area investigating the incident. (© UTV)

The 19-year-old victim was parking his Volkswagen Polo at a car park at Donegall Quay when three young men approached him and forced him out of the vehicle.

Police said the estimated ages of the attempted hijackers were 14, 16 and 20.

A scuffle ensued as the gang tried to take the man's car keys from him - he suffered a stab wound to the forearm before breaking free and running off.

He was later taken to hospital for treatment.

Police said the youngest suspect was 5'4" tall, of thin build, with ginger hair, and was wearing a black coloured coat. The next oldest was 5'6" tall and medium build and wore a dark jacket with a grey coloured hooded top underneath and grey tracksuit bottoms.

The third, described as being in his early 20s, was 5'6" tall and of medium build. He was wearing a navy jacket with a navy hooded top underneath.

Anyone with information on the incident, which happened at around 7.50pm on Tuesday, has been asked to get in touch with the PSNI.

© UTV News
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kaz10 in bangor wrote (296 days ago):
pw dont comment on things you nothing about. the police are only human like u and me and they do wot they can. a young man being stabbed is slightly different than your bike being stolen.
pw in belfast wrote (296 days ago):
sounds like the same scum that stole my bike from gresham street ! bad luck mate the police dont care !
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