Man forced at gunpoint to drive to NI police station

A delivery driver has been forced at gunpoint to drive a suspicious object to a Londonderry police station.

The grey Ford Mondeo was hijacked by a number of men at about 22:30 GMT on Sunday.

The driver was forced to abandon the vehicle outside Waterside police station. He was then able to raise the alarm.

A number of homes have been evacuated and a local primary school has closed due to the ongoing security operation.

Supt Clive Beatty said the driver had been subjected to an “horrific ordeal”.

“This reckless and despicable act has brought chaos to the local community in Crescent Link, with many residents having to evacuate their homes,” he said.

“Local businesses and a local school are also experiencing disruption this morning”.

Police said the suspicious object was placed in the delivery driver’s car in the Curryneirin area of the city before he was forced to drive the 2.5 miles (4km) to the police station.

Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill said the incident was…

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