Detectives in Derry/Londonderry are investigating the report of a serious assault on a man in the Fern Park area on Friday 19th May.

It was reported shortly before 11.30pm, that the man, aged in his 60’s, had driven into Fern Park where a number of masked men, armed with a hammer and a screwdriver, attacked his car and dragged him out into the street, where he was assaulted. A woman, who was a passenger in the car, was held nearby at knifepoint while the assault took place but was not physically harmed. The man is currently in hospital where he is being treated for injuries which include two broken collar bones, a broken arm and puncture wounds to his legs.

An investigation into this incident is underway and detectives would ask anyone with any information to contact them at Strand Road on 101, quoting reference number 2292 19/05/23. A report can be made online using the non-emergency reporting form via or you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at