Northern Ireland

Derry sectarian attack investigated by police

Police in Londonderry are treating an attack at a house in the city as sectarian.

Two men broke into a house in Montgomery Close in the Waterside just before 18:00 GMT on Monday.

A 35-year-old woman who was in the house was not injured.

The men damaged the front door during the incident. SDLP MLA Mark H Durkan has spoken to the woman and said that she and her husband are too frightened to return to the house.

"They started smashing windows and the front doors with golf clubs," he said.

"The poor lady was petrified and actually barricaded herself in her bedroom.

"She is still hugely traumatised by this incident, so much so she is not only refusing to return home but she has also left her job which is in that vicinity as well because she won't go back there to work."