The attempting hijacking in Derry in the early hours of this morning has been described as “absolutely despicable” by SDLP Councillor Sean Carr.
During the incident, a female taxi driver was threatened with a knife my a youth in the Carleton Court area of Ballymagroarty.
Cllr Carr said: “What happened is absolutely despicable.
“First and foremost my thoughts are with the victim, who must have been left badly shaken by what can only be described as a traumatic and frightening ordeal, and I hope she recovers quickly.
“It is disgusting to think someone out doing an honest night’s work was subjected to such horror.”
Cllr Carr added: “I appeal to anyone who knows anything about who did this to contact police immediately.”