10/05/2021

Man Attacked By Armed Gang In L'Derry

A man has been attacked by a gang armed with hammers in L'Derry.

The victim sustained a head injury after being assaulted inside a flat in the Frield Close area at around 11.30pm on Friday.

A woman who was in the property was not harmed however she was left badly shaken.

Items were thrown from upstairs windows and smashed during the incident.

Detective Sergeant Galbraith said: "It was reported that a number of masked men, some of whom were armed with hammers, gained entry to a flat.
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"A male occupant was assaulted during the ordeal and has sustained a minor injury to his head, which could, of course, have been much more serious.

"The female occupant, while not physically injured, has been left extremely shaken.

"The property was ransacked, with items thrown from the upstairs windows. A number of windows were broken, and various household appliances were also smashed.

"This was a reckless and worrying attack, which could have resulted in serious injury – not only to the occupants, but to any potential passers-by.

"Our enquiries are continuing."


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