Motorist escapes from attempted hijacking in Bogside

A motorist has escaped from hijackers in the Bogside.

The car was travelling along Rossville Street shortly after 2am on Saturday when a man walked in front of the vehicle.

Police have said that man - who was not masked - was not known to the driver.

A number of other unknown males then appeared and one climbed onto the vehicle.

He attempted to open the driver’s door and smash the window. However, when the window did not smash, the driver managed to speed off.

The motorist was not injured in the incident.

Detectives in Derry are appealing for anyone with information on the incident to call Strand Road CID on 0845 600 8000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.