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Masked gang beat victim with iron bars in Derry attack

Seamus McKinney

A MAN has been treated in hospital for facial injuries after he was beaten with iron bars in an attack in a house in Derry.

Police spokesman, Detective Inspector Michael Winters said the victim, who is in his 30s, was assaulted by a number of masked men at a house at Creggan Heights on Tuesday night. Mr Winters said that following the attack the gang fled on foot in the direction of Rinmore Drive.

“Two women and a second male in the house at the time of the incident were not injured. However, this must have been a frightening ordeal for the victim and the occupants of the house,” the spokesman said.

Mr Winters appealed to anyone who was in the Creggan Heights area or who saw men acting suspiciously around 10.40pm on Tuesday night to come forward.

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