Police in Strabane have been made aware of an article in a local newspaper reporting details of a serious assault on a local man in recent days.
Inspector Martin Mullan said: “This incident was not reported to Police however, through enquiries conducted, police have been able to identify the victim and are following definite lines of enquiry into this serious incident. Police have also viewed a video of the incident that shows a number of people assaulting an older man in the Eden Terrace area of the town on the evening of Friday 12 July.
“Thankfully the victim of this attack was not seriously injured however this could have been so much more serious. The fact that this incident was not reported to police is a worrying concern to me and I would appeal to the local people of Strabane to report all incidents to police in order for us to investigate them thoroughly and seek to bring those responsible before the courts.
“I am appealing for anyone who has any information about this incident to contact officers in Strabane and allow us to investigate this vicious attack. Any witnesses can contact officers in Strabane on 101. 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.”