Masked and armed man assaults occupant of house

An armed and masked man has assaulted the occupant of a house in Derry.

Police say the incident happened in St Eithne’s Park shortly after 11pm on January 1.

“Shortly after 11.05pm it was reported that a masked man believed to have been carrying a firearm entered a property in the area and assaulted the male occupant,” a PSNI spokesman says.

“The man received a cut to his lip in the incident. His attacker is believed to have made off in a silver coloured car.”

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