Northern Ireland

Man bailed following arrest over Derry bank ramming

Man was detained in the city on Monday evening

The pair were attacked in the Ebor Street area
Police are investigating after a bank building was rammed with a vehicle in Derry on Monday night. (Niall Carson/PA)

A 47-year-old man arrested by police investigating an incident in Derry in which a bank was repeatedly rammed by a car has been released on bail.

Significant damage was caused to the bank building in the city’s Culmore Road area on Monday evening when a red car rammed it several times shortly before 11.40pm.

The car left the scene but then returned, and a man was arrested on suspicion of driving with excess alcohol in breath, dangerous driving, criminal damage, and attempted theft.

Following arrest, the man was verbally abusive to officers, police have said, and he kicked the headrests inside a PSNI car. He was further arrested on suspicion of disorderly behaviour and attempted criminal damage.

A PSNI spokesperson said the man was released on bail on Tuesday to allow for further enquiries, adding: “The investigation continues.”