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Man beaten with metal bar by gang in Derry

A 19-year-old man has suffered cuts and bruises after he was struck a number of times with a metal bar in Derry.

Detectives are investigating after the assault in the Creggan area of Londonderry early on Sunday morning.

Detective Constable Richard Donnell said: “The 19 year old victim was walking between Glenowen Park and Forrest Park at around 4am when he was set upon by three males.

"He was struck a number of times with a metal bar, sustaining cuts and bruises to his face and body.

"At least one of the assailants is described as being in possession of a firearm however this was not used during the assault.

"Detectives at Strand Road are keen to hear from witnesses or anyone else with information regarding this crime. They can be contacted by calling 101, quoting reference number 332 25/06/17.

"Alternatively information can be given to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.”

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