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Police arrived at the scene to find members of the public giving the stabbed man first aid

Police arrived at the scene to find members of the public giving the stabbed man first aid

Police arrived at the scene to find members of the public giving the stabbed man first aid

Police are appealing for information after a man in his 70s has been left in a critical condition in hospital following an attack at his home.

The incident happened in the early hours of Friday morning at around 1.10am.

Police said a number of men entered the victim’s home on Drumahoe Gardens and proceeded to attack him with metals bars.

PSNI Detective Sergeant Crothers said: “A report was received at approximately 1.10am this morning that a number of men had entered a house at Drumahoe Gardens and assaulted the occupant with what were believed to be metal bars.

“He received medical treatment for his injuries, and is currently in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

“The men reported to have assaulted him were described as wearing black face masks.

“Damage was also reported to have been caused to the occupant’s car and to the windows of his house.

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“We are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time, or may have witnessed any suspicious activity, to contact 101 quoting reference number 91 of 02/07/21.”

“Alternatively, a report can be made online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”


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