Northern Ireland

Derry shop owner in warning over samurai sword-wielding robber

A Londonderry businessman has warned that a man who robbed his Westland Street shop using a samurai sword needs to be caught before he strikes again.

A customer needed surgery when the robber slashed his hand with the sword as he tried to flee the shop in in the early hours of Monday.

Shop owner Terry White said it was a terrifying experience, and he fears the man will strike again.

"There's been a young fella injured, it could have been a lot worse," he said.

"This fella could do this again with worse consequences, so I think it's in everyone's interest to get him and stop him."