DETECTIVES in Derry are appealing for information following the report of a serious assault in the Shantallow area in the early hours of Monday, June 1.
The victim of the attack is currently in hospital after receving surgery for a broken jaw.
Detective Inspector Adrian Burns said: “The assault was reported to have occurred between the Carranbane Walk and Curragh Walk areas at some stage between midnight and 2 am on Monday morning.
“It was reported that a man, aged in his 20s, was punched and kicked by a number of males. He remains in hospital, having undergone surgery for a broken jaw.
“This was a shocking and brutal attack on a defenceless man.
“And I would appeal to anyone who was in the area and witnessed the assault, or who noticed a group of males acting suspiciously, to contact detectives at Strand Road on 101 quoting reference number 590 04/06/20.”
A report can be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport
Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org