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Two men arrested after boy (16) assaulted in Londonderry

Two men have been arrested after a 16-year-old boy was assaulted in Derry.

Police attended the report of an assault in the Violet Street area of the city around 7pm on Saturday night.

The 16-year-old has been treated in hospital for a number of facial and head injuries. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening at this time.

A second man, aged 22, suffered a suspected broken nose.

Detective Sergeant Brian Reid said: “Two males, aged 17 and 23, were subsequently arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent; and assault, occasioning actual bodily harm. They are currently in custody, helping police with our enquiries.

“We are appealing to anyone who has information about this incident to contact detectives at Strand Road on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1425 of 16/12/17.

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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