Belfast Telegraph

Warning after Derry attacks on young men

Young men in Londonderry have been urged to be vigilant after two daylight attacks in the city centre this week.

In the latest incident on Wednesday, a teenager was walking beside the corner of Great James Street and Rossville Street when he was set upon by three strangers.

The 18-year-old was punched to the ground before the gang stole his Blackberry phone and also attempted to steal his rings.

The attack occurred in one of the busiest areas of the city centre at 2.20pm.

Two days earlier in the same area, a 22-year-old man was walking from Waterloo Place in the direction of Strand Road when he was pulled into an alleyway and assaulted.

As he passed the busy pedestrian entrance of Victoria car park at around 4.30pm on Monday, the victim was grabbed from behind and pulled into the car park.

He was repeatedly punched in the face before his assailant walked off in the direction of Waterloo Place.

Police are appealing to anyone who was in either area when the attacks took place or who may have information to contact them.

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