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Taxi driver threatened with knife during attempted hijacking in Derry

A female taxi driver has been threatened with a knife during an attempted hijacking in Londonderry.

A youth threatened the driver, holding a knife to her throat, as she waited outside a house in the Ballymagroarty area at around 2am on Wednesday.

PSNI detective constable Moyne said:

"It was reported that at around 2am, a male youth threatened a female taxi driver as she drove him in her taxi from Rockmills to Carleton Court via Abercorn Road.

"The taxi driver was asked to wait at an address in Abercorn Road whilst the youth entered a house before proceeding on towards Carleton Court where he produced a knife and held it to the driver's neck and demanded the keys for the car.

"The driver refused to hand the keys over and the youth got out and made off on foot.">

The attacker is said to be around 17 years old, 5'5" tall, of slim build with short dark hair and was wearing a dark blue hooded top.

Police have appealed for information.

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