Surgery for victim following alleged Derry assault on woman and two men

Strand Road police station, Derry
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Three victims of an alleged assault in Derry, two males and a female, are said to have been "left badly shaken" following the incident.

The alleged assault happened outside a bar on the Strand Road in Derry city centre, in the Waterloo Place area, shortly before 10.30pm on Sunday night.

Police say officers responded to the report and have already "conducted a number of enquiries" as a public appeal for information was launched on Tuesday afternoon.

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In a statement, a spokesperson for the PSNI said: "Detectives investigating the report of an assault in Derry/Londonderry are appealing for witnesses.

"Officers responded to a report of an assault outside a bar on Strand Road, in the Waterloo Place area, at around 10.30pm on Sunday, 26th May. Three people, two men and a woman, are reported to have been assaulted."

Detective Sergeant Ballentine said: “One of the male victims sustained a jaw injury, which required surgery, after it was reported he was thrown against shutters and kicked while on the ground. The female victim sustained facial injuries while the second male was pushed against a wall. All three victims were left badly shaken.

“We have conducted a number of enquiries in relation to the incident and are now asking anyone who was on Strand Road at around the time of the incident, approximately 10pm, or just prior to or after to it being reported, and recalls seeing what occurred to get in touch."

The officer added: “We’re also urging any drivers, or members of the public who may have captured footage of the incident to call 101, quoting reference 1808 of 26/05/24 or online via https://www.psni.police.uk/report A report can also be made anonymously to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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