Northern Ireland

Londonderry attack on woman treated as hate crime

junction of the old bridge, Duke Street, Spencer Road and the New Buildings Road Image copyright Louise Price/CC Geograph
Image caption The attack happened in the Duke Street area

A woman in her 20s has been attacked in what police are calling a hate crime in the Waterside area of Derry.

She was walking through the subway tunnel in Duke Street around 22:30 BST on Sunday when two men and two women asked her for a cigarette.

When she declined, one of the men punched her in the face and shouted sectarian abuse, while a woman cut her face with some type of weapon.

The victim was treated in hospital for a large wound and bruising to her face.