Masked men force their way into Galliagh home

The PSNI has disciplined the officer
The PSNI has disciplined the officer

Police in Derry are investigating an incident in which a number of men forced their way into a house in the Galliagh area armed with a gun.

Just before 11pm last night, five masked men forced their way into the house at Bloomfield Park.

One of the men is believed to have been armed with a gun.

After asking for an individual and checking the property they left.

A woman in her 20s and a four-year-old child who were in the property at the time were uninjured.

Chief Inspector Tony Callaghan said, “I appeal for anyone who was in that area at the time and saw anyone or any vehicles acting suspiciously to contact police at Strand Road on the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, information can be given to the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.”