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Masked gang beat men with iron bars and baseball bats in Derry

Two men have been beaten by a gang of masked men in a paramilitary style attack in Londonderry

It happened in the Galliagh area on the evening of Sunday, March 15.

At around 10pm the masked men forced their way into a flat and assaulted the two men with what is believed to be baseball bats and iron bars.

It is believed one of the masked men had a gun.

Chief Inspector Tony Callaghan said: "Both men were taken to hospital for treatment to injuries to their head and torso. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

"I would appeal to anyone who has any information about this incident to contact Police at Strand Road on the non-emergency number 101. 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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