Derry detectives appeal for information after 'brutal attack' on defenceless man

Detectives in Derry are appealing for information following the report of a serious assault in the Shantallow area in the early hours of Monday 1 June.

Detective Inspector Adrian Burns said: “The assault was reported to have occurred between the Carranbane Walk and Curragh Walk areas at some stage between midnight and 2am on Monday morning.

“It was reported that a man, aged in his 20s, was punched and kicked by a number of males. He remains in hospital, having undergone surgery for a broken jaw.

“This was a shocking and brutal attack on a defenceless man.  And I would appeal to anyone who was in the area and witnessed the assault, or who noticed a group of males acting suspiciously, to contact detectives at Strand Road on 101 quoting reference number 590 04/06/20.”

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Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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