Remanded on hijacking charge

A 24-year-old has appeared in court accused of hijacking.

Kevin Doherty, whose address was given on court papers as c/o HMP Magilligan, is charged with hijacking a Ford Focus car on July 5, 2013.

He is further accused of common assault and dangerous driving.

Defence solicitor Paddy MacDermott accepted there was a case for his client to answer.

Doherty declined to say anything in answer to the charges or to call any evidence on his own behalf.

He will appear at the Crown Court for arraignment on September 3.