Londonderry: Three released in 'erratic driving' attack

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Three people arrested over an assault in Londonderry in which three others were injured by a group who had been driving a car erratically have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Two males, aged 17 and 19, and a 20-year-old woman were arrested by police on Monday.

The incident happened on Saturday afternoon in the Clon Dara area.

Two women and a man were injured in the attack.

When two women, both in their 20s, challenged the way a silver Audi A3 was being driven, its six occupants set upon them, police said.

A man in his 30s was assaulted when he tried to intervene, police said.

One woman sustained serious facial wounds caused by broken glass.

PSNI Inspector Yvonne McManus has appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

She appealed for anyone who may have mobile phone or dashcam footage to contact police.

'Serious incident'

Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy said the women had acted "very bravely" before the attack.

"It seems a silver car was driving erratically in the area, the two women, who were in another car, stopped the car and the men proceeded to come out of their car and attack."

There had been a number road safety issues in the Skeoge area, added Ms Duffy.

"We have noticed over recent years this road is being used as a racetrack by boy racers.

"We have had issues in the past around death-driving (joy riding) in the area, those issues have dissipated over recent months and we absolutely don't want to see that returning," the councillor said.

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