Teenage boy assaulted by masked men, one armed with a shotgun

A teenage boy was assaulted by two masked men, one armed with a shotgun last night, the PSNI said.

Friday, 18th December 2020, 10:03 am

Detective Inspector Simpson said: “We received a report at 8pm that earlier, at around 7pm, a teenage boy was assaulted by two masked men in the Drumgor Road area. It was reported one of the men was armed with a shotgun.

“One of the men has been described as being around 5’ 6’’ inches tall and wore a navy balaclava, a waterproof-style black coat, black work-style trousers with black footwear and black gloves.

“The second man has been described as being around 5’ 10’’ tall and wore dark-coloured clothing. It was reported the teenage boy suffered facial injuries.

It was reckless attack in a residential area, say police

“Enquiries are ongoing, and police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the assault or has information which could help our investigation to contact our detectives on 101, quoting reference number 1672 of 17/12/20.

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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