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21/09/2021

BREAKING: Police in Derry appeal for witnesses after masked men attack victim with iron bar

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Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Derry last night.

The incident took place in the the Cooke Street/Corporation Street area.

A PSNI spokesperson said: "It was reported that shortly after 10pm a 28 year old man was attacked in an alleyway in the area by 3 unknown males.

"The man was struck with what is believed to have been an iron bar and sustained a fractured eye socket and bruising to his body as a result.

"The males are described as wearing dark clothing and had their faces covered with scarves." Detective Constable Richard Donnell is appealing for anyone who was in the vicinity of Corporation Street or Cooke Street last night and who witnessed the incident to contact Detectives in Strand Road on 101 quoting reference 1483 07/09/18.

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

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