Two arrested after Londonderry hijacking


Two men have been arrested after a hijacking in Londonderry.

Shortly after 10am today two men approached a man in the De Burgh Terrace area in the city, before assaulting him and driving off in his Peugeot Partner Van.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment for a suspected broken cheek bone.

A PSNI spokesman said: “The van was involved in a road traffic collision on the Groarty Road a short time later and set on fire.

“Two males, both aged 20-years, have been arrested in relation to these incidents and are both in custody assisting police with their inquiries.”

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incidents or anyone with any information to contact CID at Strand Road Police Station on 0845 600 8000.

Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the Independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.