21/05/2018

Teenager Assaulted In L'Derry

A teenager has been assaulted in Co L'Derry.

The attack, which is being treated as sectarian, happened in the Waterside area just after 10pm on Saturday, 19 May.

The 15-year-old was repeatedly kicked on his head, face and back.

He was able to get away and a member of the public brought him home.

He sustained bruising to his back and face, grazes to his arms and legs and a chipped tooth and had to attend hospital for treatment.
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A PSNI spokesperson said: "The attack ended up on the middle of the road where, at some point, the victim was able to get to his feet and run up the road towards a roundabout. A member of the public who was driving a white jeep-type vehicle stopped and took the victim home.

"I am appealing to anyone who was on the Rossdowney Road on Saturday evening between 10.10pm and 10.30pm and witnessed the assault to contact us.

"I would also ask drivers travelling on the road around the time the assault occurred, and who have a dash can fitted to their vehicle to check their footage. I would also appeal to the man who stopped his vehicle and drove the victim home to get in touch."

(CD/LM)

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