Man abducted and assaulted in Strabane

By Hannah Spratt

A 22 year-old man has been abducted and assaulted in Strabane.

The victim had a hood placed over his head and had his hands and feet bound in the Carlton Drive area around 11 last night.

The grey van he was taken in, was then driven some distance before a vicious assault was carried out.

The 22 year-old was then driven back to the town and left in Braldey Way just before midnight.

His injuries aren't thought to be life threatening.

Detective Sergeant Brian Reid is leading the investigation: 
The victim sustained some serious injuries during this ordeal including a large gash to the head and a suspected broken arm.

While the injuries are not life threatening, this was a horrifying attack that will have had a major impact on the victim and his loved ones.

I am appealing for community help in identifying the perpetrators of this crime. There can be no justification for criminal groups carrying out such brutal attacks, attempting to control communities through fear and violence.
 

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