A man has been struck on the head with a baseball bat in what police say was a “brutal attack” in Limavady, suffering a fractured skull.
The incident occurred when two men approached the 21-year-old victim in the Gorteen Crescent area just after 6pm on Sunday.
They made off on foot after one of them hit the young man with the bat.
Police and paramedics were called to the scene and the victim was taken to hospital, where he is still being treated.
PSNI Detective Sergeant Wallace said: “This was an appalling and brutal attack on a young man.
“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed this assault, or who has information no matter how insignificant it may seem, to contact us on 101.”