A 25-year-old man has been arrested by An Garda Síochána following a robbery in Derry last night.

PSNI Detective Sergeant Brian Reid said: "We received a report that a shop on Culmore Road had been robbed at knifepoint at around 7.30pm.

Witnesses have said that after the robber left the shop, he pulled his knife on a taxi driver, forcing him to take him across the border.

“We contacted our AGS colleagues and alerted them to the unfolding situation and they were able to locate the taxi near Muff,” Detective Reid added.

“The suspect was arrested and is in Garda custody this morning. A sum of money was also recovered from the vehicle.

“We understand that the taxi driver was assaulted during his ordeal and required eight staples to a head wound.

“I would like to thank all of those witnesses who were able to provide information that allowed police services on both sides of the border to liaise quickly and effectively to bring about this arrest."

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