News from Northern Ireland that the pro Republican side BBC won't report.
'A vulnerable 15-year-old boy cried out for his mother as he was savagely beaten with iron bars by a gang of hooded assailants.
The victim sustained a number of broken bones in the paramilitary-style attack, which took place in the Gartan Square area of the Bogside in Londonderry at the weekend.
Last night, police released an image of the boy lying in a hospital bed, his two legs heavily bandaged, as they made a fresh appeal for information.
Officers also published a chilling photograph of the weapons used to batter the teenager last Saturday.
Chief Inspector Ivor Morton said: "The attack, carried out by a number of masked assailants armed with iron bars, was a terrifying ordeal for the vulnerable 15-year-old boy who was heard to have cried out for his mammy whilst the attack was taking place."The young victim sustained a number of broken bones as a result of the assault."He is now recovering from his physical injuries, and I hope that he will also recover from the psychological impact of this incident."
Dissident republican paramilitaries are understood to be behind Saturday's attack on the boy, who is among the youngest victims of such a beating in recent times.