Northern Ireland

Van driver told to take package to Strand Road police station

A van driver has been threatened by two masked men and told to deliver a package to a police station in Londonderry.

He was delivering food to a house at High Park in Creggan at about 20:00 GMT on Saturday when they approached him.

They had covered their faces with scarves and told him to deliver the package to Strand Road police station.

The driver ran away, leaving his van at the scene. It was taken away by police for forensic examination.

Police have appealed for information.

Last week, a bus driver was ordered to drive to the same police station with a bomb on board. It was made safe by an Army bomb team.

Dissident republicans were blamed.

SDLP MLA Pat Ramsey said it was "a most unsavoury incident".

"It's tough enough having employment without having to be abused and having your human rights violated in such a way," he said.

"These things have to stop."

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