24-year-old attacked by gang armed with gun

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A gang of men - one reportedly armed with a handgun - attacked a 24-year-old man in Galliagh in the early hours of Thursday, police have stated.

Police are appealing for information following what they’ve described as a paramilitary-style assault.

Superintendent Mark McEwan said: “Shortly before 4am today, Thursday November 12, police received a report that a man aged 24 had been assaulted by four others at Altcar Park.”

He said it’s been reported one of the individuals was armed and that they made off in a car after the attack.

“It is alleged that one of the men had a handgun. They left the scene in a small silver car,” said Superintendent McEwan.

The victim did not require hospital treatment

Police enquiries are continuing, and officers are appealing for assistance in identifying the culprits. Info can be given on the 101 non-emergency number or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.