Takeaway teen assault appeal

Police in Derry are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was assaulted at a local takeaway restaurant.

Tuesday, 1st March 2016, 10:41 am
Updated Tuesday, 1st March 2016, 11:44 am

The attack is alleged to have occurred at a hot food outlet William Street area of Derry in the early hours of Sunday, February 21.

Following the assault, which occurred sometime between 1.30am and 2.30am, the 18-year-old victim needed hospital treatment for his injuries, which are not life threatening.

Describing his alleged assailant, a PSNI spokesman said: “It is believed that a man aged between 35 and 45 may have been involved in the assault.

“He is thought to be about 5’ 6” tall, of medium build, with blond hair and was wearing a long sleeved blue shirt and blue jeans.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Strand Road Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 187 of 21/02/16.

“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.”