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Vulnerable teen (15) beaten in serious and malicious paramilitary assault: PSNI

A vulnerable teenager was beaten in a serious and malicious assault which bore the hallmarks of a paramilitary attack, police have said.

The 15-year-old was beaten with iron bars, suffering broken bones, in the Gartan Square area of Londonderry, just after midnight on Saturday.

Chief Inspector Alan Hutton said: “The assault has all the hallmarks of a paramilitary-style attack, with the assailants all wearing masks.

“These attackers set upon a vulnerable 15 year old boy with iron bars – and the victim sustained a number of broken bones as a result.

“Anyone who has information that could help with our investigation should contact detectives at Strand Road, using the non-emergency number 101 and quoting reference number 28 of 10/6/17. 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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