Man injured in gang assault in Strabane

Fri, 23/02/2018 - 12:55 -- Editor

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following the report of a serious assault in the Carlton Drive area of Strabane earlier this week. 

Detective Inspector Michael Winters said: “Police received a report at around 4:40pm on Wednesday, 21 February that a 58-year old man had been assaulted during an altercation involving a number of males. 

The man sustained injuries, which are not thought to be life threatening at this time, including a broken nose, and bruising to his body. 

A 59-year-old man subsequently arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm has since been released on bail, pending further police enquiries. 

We believe this assault occurred sometime between 1pm and 4:30pm on Wednesday.

I am appealing to anyone who was in the Carlton Drive area around these times and witnessed the assault, or saw any suspicious activity to contact Detectives at Strand Road in Derry/Londonderry on the non emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1007 of 21/02/18. 

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”