Two men have appeared in court in Londonderry charged in connection with a " ferocious, unprovoked" attack that left a man unconscious.
The city's Magistrates Court heard that Christopher John Villa (18) a plasterer from Ballyarnett Village and Paul Declan Rabbett, (20) a factory worker from Elaghmore Park, were arrested on Saturday after police were alerted to an assault on Spencer Road by CCTV cameras.
Detective Constable Dale Scott said in court: "Police were alerted to CCTV which captured the two defendants assaulting a man sitting on steps eating chips.
"This was a ferocious attack."
Det Con Scott added that the victim was "totally singled out" and the attack was "unprovoked." He said that he could connect both accused to the charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
He said that both made no reply when charged, and made no admission during interview.
Inspector David McFetteridge added that Villa and Rabett were both under the influence of alcohol when arrested.
Resident Magistrate Liam McNally granted bail under a number of conditions, including that the pair stayed out of the Waterside.
They will reappear at Londonderry Magistrate's Court on September 6.