Masked men attempt to hijack van in Bogside

Three masked men reportedly attempted to hijack a van in the Bogside in broad daylight yesterday afternoon.

Friday, 28th June 2019, 9:57 am
Updated Friday, 28th June 2019, 10:57 am

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following the report of the attempted hijacking in the Westland Street area.

Detective Constable Adam Beckett said: “It was reported to police that at approximately 1.30 pm, the driver of a Renault Trafic van was approached by three masked men who demanded the driver take the vehicle to a different location.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact officers at Strand Road on 101 quoting reference number 1000 of 27/06/19.”

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.