Detectives in Derry/Londonderry investigating a report of an assault on a man in licensed premises in the city at the weekend have made an appeal for witnesses. 

The man is reported to have been assaulted in premises on Racecourse Road by another man at around 8.30pm on Saturday evening, 13th January. The victim, aged in his fifties, sustained a broken jaw after it's reported he was head-butted.  

Detective Sergeant Chambers, from the Criminal Investigation Branch at Strand Road, said: "We know there were people in the premises socialising at around this time. Our appeal is to anyone who saw what happened, and who hasn't spoken with us yet, is to get in touch. Not only has the victim sustained a serious injury requiring surgery, but he has also been left extremely distressed by what happened." 

The number to call with information is 101, quote reference number 830 of 14/01/24.  A report can also be made online using the non-emergency reporting form via or anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.