09/02/2018

Appeal Issued For Taxi Driver Who Helped Assault Victim In L'Derry

Police in Co L'Derry are appealing for a taxi driver who helped the victim of a serious attack to contact them.

The assault happened in the Chapel Road area between 1am and 1.30am on Sunday, 30 December.

Three men attacked the victim and he sustained life changing injuries to his face, head and ribs.

It is believed a hatchet may have been used.

PSNI Constable Robb said: "We are appealing to this taxi driver, and to anyone else with information or who may have witnessed the incident, to contact police at Strand Road Police Station on 101.
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"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."

(CD)

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