Paramilitary style assault in Galliagh


Police are appealing for information following a paramilitary style assault in the Galliagh area of Derry yesterday evening, Sunday, 15 March.

Chief Inspector Tony Callaghan said: “At 10.00pm Police received a report that approximately 6-8 masked men forced their way into a flat and assaulted two male occupants with what is believed to be baseball bats and iron bars. It is believed one of the masked men may have had a firearm.

“Both men were taken to hospital for treatment to injuries to their head and torso. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

“I would appeal to anyone who has any information about this incident to contact Police at Strand Road on the non-emergency number 101. 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.”

Sinn Fein Councillor for the area Sandra Duffy said: ““There is no place whatsoever for these attacks in our society.

“Those responsible do not come forward to provide any level of justification for these acts to the community.

“There are clearly other ways to deal with the issues affecting us all, both with the community and with the PSNI. I would urge anyone who has any information on this attack to bring it to the police.”