Homeless couple to appear at Crown Court charged with attempted hijackings

Thu, 30/01/2014 - 14:27 -- Editor

A homeless couple are to appear at Crown Court in Derry next month charged with attempted  hijackings at Trench Road last August.

Liam McCavanagh, 19, and Hannah Kerrigan, 24, attempted to hijack a BMW and a Vauxhall Vectra car at Trench Road on August 24, and are also jointly charged with possessing a Stanley knife at the Meadowbank Care Home on Trench Road.

McCavanagh is further charged with assaulting two police officers and Kerrigan is additionally charged with possessing a knife and assaulting one police officer.

Kerrigan was released on bail and McCavanagh was returned into custody until they are both arraigned before the Crown Court on 21 February.