Hijacked car 'driven over man'

Hijacked car 'driven over man'

A district judge in Londonderry has been told how the victim of a vehicle hijacking had his car driven over him which fractured his arm.

The 25-year-old man was driving through the Fountain Hill area in the Waterside area of Derry in the early hours of Monday morning when two men standing in the middle of the road forced him to stop.A third man pulled open the driver's door and the victim was dragged from his car and pushed to the ground where he was attacked.The man was punched and kicked unconscious by his attackers and then had his hijacked car driven over him, fracturing his left arm a detective constable told District Judge Una Mullan at a hearing in the city's magistrates' court.Soon after the hijacking the stolen car crashed into a garden wall at Rosswater, about two miles away, along the Limavady Road.Two men and a woman were arrested at the scene of the crash.Defendants Rachel McGranaghan, 23, from Cuthbert Street, her boyfriend Daryl O'Hagan, 24, also from Cuthbert Street and 29-year-old Remy Daniel Moore from Carlisle Road appeared in court charged in connection with the incident.All three are charged with hijacking, aggravated vehicle taking, assaulting the car driver and stealing £110 and a mobile phone from him.O'Hagan and Moore are further charged with driving without insurance and without a driving licence.Moore is also charged with driving while unfit due to drink or drugs.The defendants McGranaghan and O'Hagan are additionally charged with possessing cannabis.McGranaghan, who has no previous convictions, was released on her own bail of £500 together with one surety of £1,000 to appear in court again on 11 September.Her co-defendants were refused bail and remanded in custody for a video link hearing also on 11 September.


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