Appeal after attempted hijacking

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Detectives are investigating after a man armed with a hammer stepped into the road in front of a delivery in an attempt to force him off the road.

The incident happened when the delivery driver was travelling along Albert Street in Belfast shortly after 9.30pm on June 12.

When the man armed with a hammer stepped into the road, the driver avoided him by driving around him.

As he did so the armed man struck the side of the van with the hammer.

Detective Sergeant Melanie McGrory said: “We are keen to hear from witnesses or anyone who was in the Albert Street area at around the time this incident took place. Detectives can be contacted at the offices of Belfast Reactive and Organised Crime in Musgrave Police station by calling 101.”