POLICE have arrested a man following the report of a hijacking incident at Finaghy Road North in west Belfast on Saturday, June 13.

Detective Sergeant O’Flaherty said: “The incident occurred at around 7.30 pm on Saturday evening, after a young couple had parked their blue Vauxhall Corsa car outside shops in the forecourt of a filling station in the area.

“The male driver had left the car and gone into a fast food outlet leaving a female passenger inside the car.

“At this point a male got into the driver’s seat of the car and drove off.

“The female passenger exited the vehicle as it pulled away and was thankfully not hurt as a result.

“The car was then driven across west Belfast ending at Whiterock Close where the car was involved in a collision.

“Members of the public detained the male driver until police arrived at the scene a short time later.

“A 37 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including hijacking, driving whilst disqualified and breach of bail.

“He is currently in custody assisting with police enquiries.

“I would ask anyone who witnessed the hijacking incident or the car being driven between Finaghy Road North and the Whiterock Road to contact detectives at Musgrave on 101 quoting reference number 1643 13/06/20.

“A report can also be submitted online using our non-emergency reporting form via  

“You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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