Man sustains dislocated shoulder, broken ribs and head injuries in Derry assault

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A man has been treated for a dislocated shoulder, broken ribs and head injuries after being attacked in Derry.

Police say the 43-year old was attacked in the Fern Park area of the city on November 15 and has spent two weeks in hospital recovering from his injuries.

They say they want to speak to three teenage males who were seen on a quad bike in the area at the time of the attack.

“It is understood the male was attacked from behind as he was walking in the Fern Park area at around 7.30pm and was knocked unconscious. He was treated in hospital for a dislocated shoulder, broken ribs and injuries to his head. Police are keen to speak to three male teenagers who were seen in the area on a quad bike at the time,” a PSNI spokeswoman said.

Meanwhile police are also appealing for information following an assault on a 28 year old man.

The assault occurred on November 15 but police say they have only recently received full details of the incident.

“Sometime between 2.30am and 3am the male was assaulted by two unknown males in the area of Elmwood Terrace at the end of Eastway,” a PSNI spokeswoman says.

“The victim was attacked from behind and knocked unconscious. He was taken to hospital and received eleven staples for injuries on his head.

“The attackers are described as two males, both around 5’9” tall. One of the males was skinny build with brown hair and bad acne on his cheeks. He was wearing a white coloured tracksuit with blue adidas stripes on the side of the arms and legs. “

Anyone with information on either assault is asked to contact police on 0845 600 8000 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.