Northern Ireland

Garvagh hijacking: Van driver is assaulted

A man has been dragged out of his van and assaulted during a hijacking in County Londonderry.

He was driving along the Churchtown Road in Garvagh at about 21:30 GMT on Wednesday when he was forced to make an emergency stop by two men on the road.

They pulled him out of the vehicle and punched and kicked him. They then stole the van and drove off towards Dungiven.

The van driver was treated in hospital for cuts and bruising. The police have appealed to witnesses to contact them.

Both of the hijackers wore hooded tops and had their faces covered.