29/06/2016

Teen Sustains Serious Head Injuries In Belfast Assault

A teenager has sustained serious head injuries following an assault outside a nightclub in Belfast.

The attack happened in the Gordon Street area at around 2am on Thursday, 23 June.

The 18-year-old victim was found lying unconscious on the ground by police.

He is currently being treated in hospital.
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Detective Constable Erika Mooney said: "Large crowds were in the area at the time of this incident and we are appealing to anyone who witnessed the assault to contact detectives at Musgrave on 101 quoting reference 91 23/06/16. Alternatively information can be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

(CD/MH)

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