BREAKING NEWS….TWO FACE COURT OVER HIJACKING AND CAR SMASH IN NORTH BELFAST

Stolen car smash in north Belfast leaves children in hospital

TWO men are to face a court this morning over a hijacking and a spate of robberies earlir this week.

Both are charged with aggravated vehicle taking and causing injury.

One of the men, aged 28, is charged with a further 16 offences, including robbery, grievous bodily harm with intent and hijacking.

The two men, agecd 18 and 28,  are to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court.

The charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

The suspects one carrying a knife, approached two women in the Station Street area of east Belfast shortly before 7.30pm on Monday night.

They demanded the women hand over the keys to their car and the men made off in the vehicle.

Shortly before 8pm an employee was stabbed when a man threatened staff at a shop on the Ligoniel Road.

The 43-year-old victim was treated in hospital for a stab wound to his shoulder, which is not believed to be life-threatening. The would-be robber made off empty handed.

Around 15 minutes later a man armed with a knife stole cash from a shop in the Main Street area of Glenavy.

Just after 8.30pm two vehicles crashed in the Ballysillan Park area. Two children, aged four and ten were taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries, which are also not thought to be life-threatening

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