Woman sustains facial injuries and black eye in attempted hijacking

A female driver has sustained facial injuries including a black eye in an attempted hijacking.

Monday, 18th January 2021, 3:17 pm

The incident happened yesterday (Sunday 17 January) in the Tullysaran Road area of Armagh.

Police say that around 4.45pm a man flagged down a car and asked the woman driver for directions.

But he then opened the door of the car and assaulted the driver.

PSNI.

The PSNI statement adds that the woman was able to make off from the scene in her car, a blue Peugeot 307 - but sustained facial injuries, including a black eye.

A 29 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted hijacking and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Police are now appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident or anyone who has information that could assist with our investigation to contact police in Armagh on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1030 17/01/21, or submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/