Man threatened with crossbow during van kidnap

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A man was assaulted and threatened with a crossbow during a kidnapping in Tyrone.

Police said they received a report that the man had been forced into a white van in Coalisland by two men at around 6.30pm on Friday.

The 36 year-old was driven from the Gortgonis Road for around 20 minutes before he managed to escape in the Derrytresk Road area.

The victim’s phone was stolen and the men demanded money from him.

Police have appealed for information.