Attempted bus hijacking in Londonderry

After two security alerts linked to hijackings earlier on Monday, news has emerged of further trouble in west Londonderry.

Monday, 21st January 2019, 9:53 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 6:18 pm
The alert in the Circular Road area of Londonderry earlier on Monday

In the first incident yesterday, residents homes in the Circular Road of the city’s far south-west were evacuated at around 11:30am.

It was reported three masked men hijacked a Transit van and threw an object in the back before abandoning it. A controlled explosion was later carried out.

Then just before 1:45pm, police got a report of a delivery driver’s vehicle being hijacked on Southway, again in the south-west, by four masked men, one of whom was believed to have a gun. The two van occupants were ordered to drive it to Lonemoor Road and leave it.

Then the PSNI said just before 9pm tonight they were “responding to a report of an abandoned vehicle on the Northland Road” in the centre-west of Londonderry – though there were no further details.

Then they went on to say said “there has been an attempted hijacking of a local bus service in the area of Moss Road” in the north-west of the city.