Northern Ireland

Vehicle is hijacked by armed man in north Belfast

A vehicle has been hijacked by a man armed with a gun on the Ligoniel Road in north Belfast.

At about 17:00 GMT on Thursday, a man was sitting in his car when a man carrying a firearm got into the passenger seat of the vehicle.

He then forced the motorist to drive his car to the Elmfield Street area.

On arrival, two other men appeared and threatened the man who was told to get out of the car.

The car, a silver Ford Mondeo, was found burned out in the Jamaica Street area at about 21:30 GMT.