Northern Ireland

Masked man threatens driver with hammer

A van driver has been threatened by a masked man who used a hammer to try to break into his vehicle in Londonderry.

The man, who was wearing a balaclava, approached the van as it was parked outside a shop on Buncrana Road at about 08:00 GMT.

He attempted to smash the passenger window with the hammer, before threatening the driver.

He did not succeed in breaking into the vehicle and the van driver was able to drive off.

The would-be hijacker then made off in the direction of Templemore Sports Complex.

Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

The masked man is described as being approximately 5'8" tall and of medium build.

He was dressed in a light grey coat and jeans.

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