Northern Ireland

23-year-old man injured in ‘racially motivated hate crime’ in Derry

Police said the man received injuries to his head (PA)
Police said the man received injuries to his head (PA) Police said the man received injuries to his head (PA)

A 23-year-old man has been injured in a “racially motivated hate crime” in Derry.

The assault occurred at the Bank Place area of Derry just after 1am on Friday morning.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Sometime between 1am and 1.20am, it was reported that a 23-year-old man was assaulted by a group of males outside licensed premises in the area.

“The male received injuries to his head and suffered a swollen left eye following the incident.

“Inquiries are continuing but at this stage the incident is being treated as a racially motivated hate crime.”

Police are appealing for anyone with information in relation to the assault to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 612 08/12/23.