28/03/2003

Man shot in both ankles in Londonderry

A man has been treated for gunshot wounds to both ankles following a paramilitary-style attack in Londonderry.

The 18-year-old was attacked close to a petrol station in the Shantallow area of the city on Thursday night.

Elsewhere, the home of an elderly woman in Belfast has been ransacked.

A man tricked the 79-year-old woman into leaving her Carryduff home after promising to install a fence behind her house.

However, when she left through her front door and walked around the back, the man entered quickly and ransack her home.

Although nothing was taken, the pensioner was said to be in deep shock.

(MB)

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