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Car hijacked at knifepoint in early morning attack

Two hooded men wearing dark clothing stopped the car at around 5am.

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POLICE IN DERRY are appealing for information after a car was hijacked in the Prehen Road area of the city early this morning.

The driver was forced to stop his Citroen C4 by two men at around 5am.

“The male driver was told to get out of the car and the two men made off in it,” Investigating officer, Detective Constable Richard Donnell said.

“The men wore dark clothing with hoods up and one was reportedly armed with a knife.

The man wasn’t injured, but was left badly shaken by the incident.

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident or who has any information which may be of assistance to police to contact CID at Strand Road on 101,” Donnell said.

“Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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