Derry PSNI investigate two Sunday night assaults

first_img Facebook Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – August 10, 2020 Twitter Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Previous articleThunderstorm warning issued for DonegalNext articleLithuanian trip for Derry City News Highland Detectives in Derry are appealing for information following two assaults last night, one at the Lecky Road flyover, the other near the Templemore Road Sports Complex.Just before ten to eleven last night, it was reported that a woman in her 30s climbed up on a generator near the Lecky Road flyover. It is believed that a male then pushed the woman from the generator, causing her to fall to the ground.She was taken to hospital for her injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.Earlier, just after half past eight last night, it was reported that a man in his thirties was assaulted by an unknown male outside a sports complex in the Templemore Road area. He was taken to hospital for injuries received following the incident.The suspect is described as being aged in his 30s, with auburn hair and was wearing a black coloured tracksuit top with white stripes down the sleeves.Police say their enquiries are continuing in both cases, and they’re appealing to anyone who witnessed either incident, to contact detectives directly, or to use the Crimestoppers service.**************Statements in full -Detectives are appealing for information following a report of an assault at the Lecky Road flyover area of Derry/Londonderry on Sunday 9th August. Detective Sergeant Ballentine said: “Sometime between 10:45pm and 10:50pm, it was reported that a woman in her 30s climbed up on a generator in the area. It is believed that a male then pushed the woman from the generator, who then fell to the ground. She was taken to hospital for her injuries which are not believed to be life threatening. Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img “Enquiries are continuing and police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw anything suspicious at the time is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 2480 09/08/20.  Detectives are appealing for information following a report of an assault at the Templemore Road area of Derry/Londonderry on Sunday 9th August.Detective Sergeant Ballentine said: “Shortly after 8:30pm, it was reported that a man in his thirties was assaulted by an unknown male outside a sports complex in the area. He was taken to hospital for injuries received following the incident.“The suspect is described as being aged in his 30s, with auburn hair and was wearing a black coloured tracksuit top with white stripes down the sleeves.“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident, to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 2155 09/08/20. You can also submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ . Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.” Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Derry PSNI investigate two Sunday night assaults Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Lampard seeking fresh challenge

first_img “All the brilliant team-mates who I have been lucky enough to train and play alongside for so long. Not just their football qualities but also the friendships I have gained along the way. “I’d also like to give a special mention to all the staff and people behind the scenes at the club who do not receive the glory but without them the club would simply not function. “The club will move forward, and as a Chelsea man I have no doubt that with the quality of the players that are there, they will continue with the success that we have all enjoyed over the past seasons.” Lampard joined the Blues in 2001 after six seasons at Upton Park and went on to make 648 appearances and become the club’s all-time top goalscorer with 211 in all competitions. During his time at Stamford Bridge, Lampard won the Champions League, the Europa League, three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and two League Cups. The England international formed a vital part of the spine of the team built by Jose Mourinho after the arrival of owner Abramovich alongside the likes of John Terry, Petr Cech and Didier Drogba. Drogba left the Blues in 2012 and, while Terry has penned a new deal after an impressive season, Cech’s place is likely to come under threat from the returning Thibaut Courtois. Left-back Ashley Cole has left the club after his contract ran out and Mourinho appears to be reshaping his squad after a third-placed finish in last season’s Barclays Premier League. Lampard went on to pay tribute to the Chelsea supporters, adding: “Finally and most importantly, I would like to thank the Chelsea fans. “I believe they are the greatest fans in world football. You have supported me from the moment I arrived. Not only on the pitch, but in difficult moments in my personal life off the pitch. I will never forget. “I feel honoured to have shared so many special times with you. Bolton, Amsterdam, Munich, the list goes on and on. I, and we as a team, could not have achieved those moments without your support. “Whatever the next challenge is for me I will always be amongst you and have Chelsea in my home and in my heart. Hopefully I will get to see you all soon to say goodbye properly. “In the meantime thank you for the memories and keep making history!” England goalkeeper Ben Foster, who like Milner is currently with Lampard at England’s pre-World Cup training camp in Miami, also paid a rich tribute. “Not only as a player, as a person as well he is so professional,” added Foster. “He always goes about his business very well. “He has been a great servant for the club – and not only the club but England as well. “He is a great guy and he’s somebody that as an England team we are very lucky to have amongst us.” Chelsea posted a lengthy tribute to the departing midfielder on their website on Monday evening, looking back on his achievements and hailing him as one of their finest players of all time. It concluded: “That Lampard has won more international caps while playing for Chelsea than anyone else in our history only strengthens the argument that he is one of the very greatest players to have represented the club. “Any Chelsea supporter who has had the good fortune to watch Super Frank Lampard in full flow will know we have never seen his like in our midfield before, and we will be very blessed to again see his equal.” Frank Lampard has confirmed he will seek a new challenge after returning from the World Cup in Brazil as he brings an end to his 13-year association with Chelsea. Fellow England midfielder James Milner said: “He’s not finished yet. He’s still got that quality and still has the goals, so I am sure he’ll have plenty of offers and he will choose what is right. “Players have ups and downs in their career, but every season he delivers and the example is set for the younger players coming in. “Since I’ve been in the England squad he’s been a top player, a top pro and that’s exactly what we need going into a major tournament.” Lampard gave no immediate indication as to what the future might hold, instead choosing to thank those who helped him make such a success of his Stamford Bridge career. Lampard said: “When I arrived at this fantastic club 13 years ago I would never have believed that I would be fortunate enough to play so many games and enjoy sharing in so much success. “This club has become part of my life and I have so many people to thank for the opportunity. Firstly, Ken Bates, who put his neck on the line to sign me as a young player and without him I would not have even begun this experience. “Roman Abramovich, the man who saved our club and took us all to new levels. His desire to push the club to the top of the football world has rubbed off on everyone. “All the managers and coaches who have helped me develop my game during the time I have been here. I have learnt from every one of them. The 35-year-old issued a statement on Monday evening in which he revealed he has played his last game for the Blues. Lampard has already been linked with a move to New York City FC but his England team-mates are convinced he still has a future at the highest level. Press Associationlast_img read more

Clippers forward Blake Griffin ‘could’ be back in the lineup as soon as Friday

first_img“I saw him today, so that was nice,” Rivers said. “He was in the gym. He was working out. So, he’s progressing, not as fast as Blake, though. … It (Gallinari’s injury) was just bad luck. There’s nothing you can do about it. You just go play. It was just bum luck.”ROCKETS FILE PROTESTThe Houston Rockets filed a protest with the NBA contending that Jawun Evans of the Clippers should have been whistled for his sixth foul late in Friday’s game. Instead, referees charged the foul to Lou Williams and Evans remained in the game, won by the Clippers 128-118.If the protest is upheld, the teams could have to replay the final minutes.“We had nothing to do with it other than we were there,” Rivers said of the Clippers’ role in the protest. “We didn’t make the call. We didn’t say who the foul was on. I wasn’t over there, saying, ‘No, no, no, it wasn’t on him.’ So, there’s not a lot you can do about it.”Protests like this are common, but they’re rarely ever upheld. The last time the NBA ruled in favor of a protest was in 2008 when the the Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat had to replay the final 51 seconds of a game where Shaquille O’Neal fouled out with five fouls instead of six. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error At one point earlier this month, four of the Clippers’ five opening-night starters were sidelined by injuries. In addition to Griffin, the Clippers on Tuesday were without Patrick Beverley, who underwent season-ending right knee surgery, and Danilo Gallinari (torn left gluteus maximus muscle).Griffin went through a comprehensive workout during the Clippers’ shootaround Tuesday morning at their training facility in Playa Vista. He sat out for the 14th consecutive game after spraining his MCL ligament late in the Clippers’ Nov. 27 victory over the Lakers.“Guys are, hopefully, coming back soon” Rivers said. “Everybody goes through storms. It doesn’t rain forever. You just got to weather it and try to come out of it as best you can. That’s just life. That’s how I’ve always viewed it.”The Clippers were 5-8 without Griffin and 13-19 overall going into Tuesday’s game against Sacramento. Griffin is the Clippers’ leading scorer (averaging 23.6 points), their second-leading rebounder (7.1), and their leading playmaker (5.1 assists).GALLINARI UPDATEGallinari, a small forward, worked out in the weight room and ran on a treadmill Tuesday, and is expected to follow Griffin back to the starting lineup sooner rather than later. Gallinari has been limited to 11 games this season because of first a strain and then the tear of a glute muscle.center_img LOS ANGELES — Blake Griffin didn’t play in the Clippers’ game against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night at Staples Center, one month and one day after suffering a sprained left knee that the team originally said could sideline him for up to two months.Coach Doc Rivers said the All-Star power forward “actually could” play Friday against the Lakers, completing a remarkable recovery from an injury that, when combined with several other injuries to key players, threatened to send the Clippers to the bottom of the NBA standings.“Way ahead of schedule,” Rivers said of Griffin’s impending return. “I actually don’t know the answer (why). I just know his work ethic has to have something to do with it. Blake gets a lot of heat for getting injured, but no one gives him credit for getting healthy.“He works his butt off, I’m telling you, like no one I’ve ever seen since I’ve been here. Blake does not want to miss games. Blake wants to play, and if you could see him work in the gym, everyone would understand that.”last_img read more