Detectives are investigating an aggravated burglary in the Skeoge area of Derry/Londonderry during which a man was beaten by two masked men using iron bars. 

The attackers are reported to have forced entry to a house in Beraghvale between 1am and 2am yesterday, Sunday 2nd April, damaging a window and door before assaulting the victim who is aged in his twenties. The attackers are also reported to have stolen money from the house. The victim required hospital treatment for head and body injuries.    

Detectives are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area, and saw or heard anything out of the ordinary, or anyone who may assist their enquiries to establish who was involved and a motive. 

The number to call with information is 101, quote reference number 1438 02/04/23. A report can also be made online using the non-emergency reporting form via or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.