19/07/2005

Police appeal following serious assault in Derry

Police are appealing for information after a man was left with serious facial injuries following an assault in the Galliagh area of Londonderry on Sunday night.

Details of the attack were released today and it is believed that three men assaulted the victim at the rear of St Joseph's Church, which is know locally as the White Chapel, at around 9.00pm on Sunday.

A police spokesperson said that the victim has extensive facial injuries and may be hospitalised for some time.

Police have appealed for anyone in the area around the time of the attack or who may have information to contact detectives them on 028 7136 7337 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

(SP)

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