THREATENED DRIVER REFUSES TO TAKE PACKAGE TO POLICE STATION

Strand Road PSNI station

Strand Road PSNI station

A VAN driver is recovering this morning after he was threatened by two men and told to take a package to the city’s police headquarters.

The incident happened in the Creggan area of Derry at around 8 pm on Saturday night.

The man was delivering food to a house in High Park when he was approached and threatened by two men who had scarves covering their faces.

After threatening the delivery man they told him to drive the PSNI station on Strand Road.

However, the driver ran off and alerted police.

The man was not injured but was left badly shaken by the incident.

The van was taken away to be examined by police forensic experts.

Police have appealed to anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information to contact detectives at Strand Road on 0845 600 8000.

A PSNI spokesperson said if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they could contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

It is the second time within a week that drivers in the city have been targeted.

Last Wednesday night, masked man placed a bomb on a bus in Ballymagroarty and the driver told to take it to the same police station.

However, the female driver drove the bus out of the densely-populated estate to a “safer place” on Northland Road where she abandoned the vehicle before raising the alarm.

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