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Last Updated: Friday, 27 May, 2005, 14:47 GMT 15:47 UK
Police release hijack death name
Scene of the crash
The scene of the crash was cordoned off
Police have released the name of a young man killed in a crash involving a hijacked car in south Belfast.

Stephen Martin McDaid, 17, of Salisbury Avenue, north Belfast, was travelling in the stolen car when it was in a six car crash on Boucher Road at 2000 BST.

Two other people who were in the stolen car are in a critical condition.

It had been hijacked from the Botanic Avenue area 45 minutes earlier and been used in a till snatch at a filling station in Newtownabbey, police said.

Police have said they were not chasing the car, but have told the ombudsman's office about the incident. They have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Six other people were slightly injured in Thursday's accident.

A taxi was one of the other cars involved in the collision, but it is not known how many passengers it was carrying.


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