Terrified van driver’s ‘bravery’ hailed after Londonderry alert

A hijacked lorry in Londonderry last month. There were at least 11 hijackings in 2013 and 2014, to May.

A hijacked lorry in Londonderry last month. There were at least 11 hijackings in 2013 and 2014, to May.

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A van driver at the centre of a dramatic security alert was last night praised for refusing to deliver a suspected bomb to a major PSNI station.

Londonderry suffered serious disruption as police and Army descended on Buncrana Road, one of the main routes in the city, when the driver abandoned his vehicle there after masked men told him to take an object to Strand Road station.

He was approached in the Galliagh area at 12.30pm, and the object – described by some as being in a wheelie bin – was loaded into the back.

 

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