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Two hurt in stabbings in Derry and Coleraine

Two men have been injured in separate stabbings in Londonderry and Coleraine, police say.

A 47-year-old man was stabbed a number of times to the back of the head in the Dungiven Road area of Derry on Friday night.

Two males, aged 31 and 32, and a 32-year-old woman were detained after the incident took place at around 11.40pm.

Detective Sergeant Brian Reid said: “The injured man has been treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries and has since been discharged”.

Meanwhile, a man in his 40s suffered a stab wound during an attempted robbery in Coleraine in the early hours of Saturday.

The man was approached by two males as he was checking under the bonnet of his car on Brook Street.

Detective Constable Brennan said: “One of the males demanded money from the man and struck him to his side when he refused.

“After a brief altercation, both attackers fled on foot in the direction of Millburn.

“The man realised afterwards that he had suffered a stab wound and made his way to hospital where he is receiving treatment for a wound which is not thought to be life-threatening.”

The first male was described as being in his 20s, of medium build with short dark hair and was wearing tracksuit bottoms and a zip up hooded top. The second male was also in his 20s, of heavy build and wore blue jeans and a red coloured football top.

Police are appealing for information.

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