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Young woman attacked by sectarian gang of four in Derry tunnel

A woman in her 20s has been attacked by a gang of four people in Londonderry.

The victim was walking through the subway tunnel in Duke Street, beside the railway station, when she was approached by the group of two men and two women.

One of the males in the group asked the woman for a cigarette and, when she declined, he punched her in the face and shouted sectarian abuse at her.

A female from the group walked up to the woman and sliced her face with a weapon. The group then made off.

The woman was treated in hospital for a large cut and bruising to her face.

The attack happened at about 10.30pm on Sunday night.

The female offender is described as being approximately 20 years old with long blonde curly hair, wearing a yellow top, denim leggings and fluorescent coloured footwear.

Police are treating the incident as a hate crime.

Anyone who witnessed the assault or has any information should call police at Strand Road Police Station on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the Independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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