POLICE PROBE ATTEMPTED ARMED HIJACKING

Strand Road PSNI station

Strand Road PSNI station

A man escaped injury last night when armed and masked men attempted to hijack his car.

The PSNI said at around 10.15 pm officers police received a report from a man, aged in his 30s, that two masked men had asked him to get out of his car in the Galliagh area of Derry.

A spokesperson said it was believed the two men were both armed with a suspected firearm.

The man was able to drive off in his car and was not injured in the incident.

The two masked men then drove off in another car.

The police spokesperson asked with any information about the incident, or who noticed any suspicious activity, 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.

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