Two teenagers are recovering after “paramilitary style” assaults in Derry City last night.
Police said a 17-year-old man was hospitalised after an assault by a group of masked men in a field near the Iniscarn Road shortly before 11pm.
He had injuries to his legs and investigators believe a crowbar was used in the attack. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Later that evening, police were told that a 16-year-old boy had also received injuries to his legs at the same incident.
He was taken to hospital non-life-threatening injuries.
PSNI Detective Inspector Michael Winters said the investigation into the incident is continuing.
"Nothing gives these people the right to violate the human rights of people and their actions should be condemned by all,” he said.
“Those who are involved in paramilitary style attacks do not represent the interests of any community nor contribute anything to it.
“They do it to try and exert influence or gain control in communities.”
Police are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the Iniscarn Road area of Derry between 10pm and 11pm last night to come forward.