Detectives in Coleraine are appealing for information and witnesses in relation to a report of an assault in Dunloy

Detectives in Coleraine are appealing for information and witnesses in relation to a report of an assault in Dunloy at the weekend.

A Police Service spokesperson said: “It was reported that a 16-year-old male was punched in the face and assaulted, by another male, in the Bridge Road area.

“It’s believed that the assault occurred sometime late on Saturday evening (April 22nd) or in the early hours of Sunday, April 23rd.

“The boy was taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

“An investigation is underway, and we are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time, and who may have any information which could assist us, to get in touch.

“The number to call is 101, quoting reference number 869 of 23/04/23.

“Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”