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Car hijacked and burned out after being flagged down by men in Markethill

A car was burned out after being hijacked at Markethill last night (Thursday).

Detectives are appealing form information following the report of the incident.

Detective Inspector Handley said: “Shortly after 11pm we received a report that a car had been flagged down by three men while travelling along the Bessbrook Road.

“The men threatened the occupants of the vehicle, a Toyota Hilux Invincible, and demanded that they get out.

“The car was found on fire a short time later on the nearby Tullyallen Road.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the hijacking or to anyone with CCTV, doorbell or dash-cam footage that could assist with our investigation, to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference 2287 of 27/07/23.”

Alternatively, you can submit a report 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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