14/06/2002

Police issue appeal following knife attack

Police have appealed for information about a serious assault in Londonderry, which resulted in a man receiving 16 stitches to his throat.

The 32-year-old man was walking along Westland Street when two men confronted him around 2.30 on Thursday June 13.

One pushed him and the other grabbed him from behind and put a knife against his throat. The victim struggled and the two men made off.

The man sustained a knife wound to his throat, which required 16 stitches.

Police who are investigating the attack have appealed to anyone who was in the Westland Street area at around 2.30am to contact them.

(AMcE)

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