“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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  • Cynic

    Castle St, Bradbury Place, Gobnascale. The differences?

  • x

    Since there are no paramilitaries anymore how can this be a paramilitary style attack, surely it’s just a random beating by a group of lads who are not connected with each other in anyway.

    Alternatively, I suppose they may have been or may still be members of a paramilitary organisation but as the beating wasn’t corporately organised it’s probably ok! No harm done.

    NI 2008 – under DUP/SF control

  • earnan

    no harm no foul, right??

  • Ulsters my homeland

    It probably a restorative justice attack, not a paramilitary one!

  • Gregory

    “It probably a restorative justice attack, not a paramilitary one!”

    Like a corporate restorative justice one? Are you sure the DUP wouldn’t classify it as a sporting accident or something?

    G.

  • Maybe Rangers wwere playing nearby?