Brutal assault leaves Derry man with fractured skull and jaw

Police in Derry are appealing for witnesses and information following the report of a serious assault which has left a man with a fractured skull.

Wednesday, 29th December 2021, 2:12 pm
PSNI.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday, December 19th.

Sergeant Knox said: “Between midnight and 1am a 48-year-old man was assaulted.

“We understand this to have taken place somewhere between the Northland Road junction with Northland Avenue in the city.

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“The victim was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries and has sustained a fractured skull, hip, jaw and nose.

“We are appealing for any persons who may have been in the area and witnessed anything suspicious or who perhaps might have dash-cam footage to contact us on reference number 180 19/12/21.

“We are especially keen to speak with anyone who have witnessed a group of young males in the area of Northland Avenue at approximately 12.30am on the morning of December 19th to contact us.”

Alternatively, police advised, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/