Man assaulted by masked gang and his home subjected to arson attack

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 08:12 -- Editor

Police are appealing for information following a paramilitary style assault in the Ballymagowan Avenue area of Derry just around midnight. 

At approximately 12.03 am this morning, Monday 30 March, it is believed 5 masked men entered a property armed with iron bars.  A man in his 30's was assaulted and sustained injuries to his head and legs.  He has been taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries that aren’t believed to be life threatening.

Police are also investigating criminal damage caused to the property were the attack happened. Just before 3 am police received a report that wheelie bins had been put against the door and set alight causing considerable damage to the property.