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.

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.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

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

“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.”

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Alternatively, police advised, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at