Belfast Telegraph

Motorist suffers broken arm in Derry car hijacking

By George Jackson

A man whose car was hijacked in the Waterside was punched and kicked unconscious before his stolen car was driven over him, breaking his arm, a court has heard.

A PSNI officer said two men stood in the middle of Fountain Hill and forced the driver of a Peugeot 407 car to stop.

The 25-year-old driver was dragged from his car and attacked on the ground.

“It looks as if he was then actually run over by his own car. In Altnagelvin Hospital he was treated for a fracture of his left arm,” the officer said.

The stolen car later crashed and three people were arrested.

Rachel McGranaghan (23) and boyfriend Daryl O'Hagan (24), both from Cuthbert Street, and Remy Daniel Moore (29), from Carlisle Road were charged with hijacking, aggravated vehicle taking, assault and theft.

O'Hagan and Moore were also charged with driving without insurance and a licence. Moore was charged with driving while unfit. McGranaghan and O'Hagan were charged with having cannabis. McGranaghan was released on bail. The two men were remanded in custody. All are due to appear in court on September 11.

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