21-year-old man charged after attempted kidnapping in Derry

A 21-year-old man has been charged with false imprisonment, kidnapping and assault in Derry.

It is understood the charges are in connection with an assault on a 19-year-old woman at Eskaheen View, Derry, at about 5 o clock yesterday evening.

She was put into a van which was driven towards Newbuildings. Police stopped the van a few minutes later. The woman was returned to her family.

Her injuries were not life-threatening.

A 21 year old man has been arrested in connection with the incident but police would be very keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Strand Road Police Station on 0845 600 8000.

The man is due to appear before the city's court tomorrow.