“man tried to escape but they chased him and beat him with baseball bats..”

The BBC are reporting that 27-year-old man is critically ill after he was beaten by at least eight masked men in a paramilitary-style attack in the Gobnascale area of Londonderry last night.

The man tried to escape but they chased him and beat him with baseball bats. He suffered two broken legs and fractures to his skull and face and is in a critical condition in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

The PSNI are investigating the incident and have appealed for anyone with information to contact them. A spokesperson from Sinn Féin described the attack as “brutal”, and said anyone with information should go to the police.

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