Derry/Londonderry: Appeal after man assaulted

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Detectives from Strand Road in Derry/Londonderry, investigating an incident in the city last night are appealing for information and witnesses.
 
The incident, which was reported to police at 9:15pm, is understood to have occurred at around 8:30pm in the Beraghvale area where a man was confronted by two men, assaulted and taken to a cash machine in the area and forced to hand over money.

One of the suspects is described as being 5' 10" tall and of thin build with black hair and aged between 25 and 30 years old. The second suspect is described as being around 5' 7" tall, also of a thin build with blonde hair and around the same age as the other suspect.

Detective Inspector Gareth Lavery said: "This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim who has been traumatised by what's happened to him, and which has left him with minor injuries. An investigation is under way to identify the suspects and we are appealing to anyone who believes they saw a vehicle being driven in an erratic or suspicious manner, or captured its movements on dashcam, between 8:30pm and 9:05pm  between the Beraghvale area and Racecourse Road to get in touch.

"We're also investigating a report of a burnt out car in Drumleck Drive that was reported to us at around 10:25pm. We believe these incidents may be linked, and we are appealing to anyone with information to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives on 101, and quote reference number 1773 of 13/04/22. A report can also be made online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/


We are keen to hear from witnesses of this incident

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.