Two charged over Derry hammer attack

Published Sunday, 23 December 2012
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Two men have been charged after a man was attacked by a masked gang in Londonderry.

Two charged over Derry hammer attack
Police have charged two men in connection with the attack. (© UTV)

Three masked men assaulted the victim with hammers and bats at a property on Ebrington Street shortly after 2am on Saturday.

The men, aged 26 and 41, have been charged with offences including aggravated burglary with intent to commit grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon.

They are due to appear before Derry Magistrates' Court on Monday.

The man was treated in hospital for serious head and facial injuries, which are not thought to be life-threatening.

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