Northern Ireland

Man faces kidnap and assault charges in Londonderry

Derry
Image caption The assault happened in Derry at the weekend

A 21-year-old man has been charged with false imprisonment, kidnapping and assault in Londonderry.

It is understood the charges are in connection with an assault on a 19-year-old woman at Eskaheen View, Derry, at about 17:00 BST on Saturday.

She was put into a van which was driven towards Newbuildings. Police stopped the van a few minutes later. The woman was returned to her family.

Her injuries were not life-threatening.

The man is due to appear before the city's court on Monday.