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Two held after man sustains head injury in attack at Derry home

Published 14/11/2016

Police said they are appealing for information on the aggravated burglary.
Police said they are appealing for information on the aggravated burglary.

Police have made two arrests after an early morning assault on a 25-year-old man at his home in Londonderry.

The incident happened in the Glenabbey Street area on Monday at around 5.40am.

The man who was attacked required hospital treatment to a head injury but has since been discharged.

The pair are believed to have driven off from the scene in a dark-coloured car in the direction of the Skeoge roundabout.

Shortly before 11am, detectives investigating the aggravated break-in arrested two men, aged 23 and 26, in the Carnhill area on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent, aggravated burglary and possession of an offensive weapon.

They currently remain in custody assisting police with their enquiries.

Police have also searched a premises in the Ardnamoyle Park area and seized a car for examination.

Detective Sergeant Brian Reid said: “While we have the two arrests, I would still appeal to anyone who knows anything about this incident to contact detectives at Strand Road Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 140 of 14/11/16.

“Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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