Northern Ireland

Coalisland kidnapping: Man assaulted and robbed

A man has been threatened with a crossbow during a kidnapping in County Tyrone.

Two men forced the victim into a white van on the Gortgonis Road, Coalisland, at about 18:30 GMT on Friday.

The 36-year-old was driven around for about 20 minutes, during which time he was assaulted.

The victim's phone was taken by the assailants who also demanded money. The man managed to escape at Derrytresk Road.

The police are appealing for information.

A PSNI spokesperson said they were "particularly keen to hear from anyone who noticed a white van in the Gortgonis Road area at around 5.30pm".