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.
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“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.