Man denies hijacking


A 22-year-old man has denied hijacking a car in the Waterside.

Derek William Creswell, whose address was given on court papers as Firmount Drive, Antrim, pleaded not guilty to further charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon, namely a potato peeler.

The charges relate to an alleged incident in the Bonds Hill area on December 23, 2013.

Derry Crown Court heard the trial, which is expected to last three days, has been listed for hearing on January 28.