Suspected fractured skull in Limavady assault

Limavady Mayor Sean McGlinchey has expressed disgust at a “serious” double assault in the town which left one man with a suspected fractured skull. Detectives in Limavady are appealing for information following the incident in the Rathbrady Road area of Limavady in the early hours of Sunday 15th April.

It is understood police discovered the two men and called for medical assistance.

“Shortly after 3am, police discovered two injured men in the area of Rathbrady Road. The men, both aged 36, were taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries. One of the men sustained a suspected fractured skull, broken jaw and cheekbone in the incident. The second man sustained an injury to the back of his head. An 18-year-old man has been arrested and is currently assisting police with their enquiries,” said a PSNI spokesperson.

Mayor McGlinchey said the double assault was shocking.

“This assault is by no means a reflection on the people of the town, and hopefully it is just an isolated incident, but it’s shocking and very worrying,” he said.

Police would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident or anyone who was in the Rathbrady Road at the time and saw anything suspicious to contact them at CID Limavady on 0845 600 8000. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.