31/08/2017

Teenager Seriously Attacked After Belfast Gig

Police are appealing for information after a teenager could be left partially blinded following a serious attack after a concert in Belfast.

The 16-year-old boy sustained a rip to the back of one eye, a shattered cheekbone and dislocated nose.

The assault happened on the Boucher Road at around midnight.

The victim and his girlfriend were making their way to get a bus home when he was attacked, according to the police.
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Detectives would like to speak to a white man in his late teens who was seen standing on the steps of a white bus, wearing denim shorts and no top. The man is described as having short dark hair, average build and height and a Northern Irish accent.

Detective Inspector Richard Thornton said: "It is reported that following a verbal exchange, this male kicked and punched the 16-year-old in the face, before another four men got out of the bus and became involved in the assault."

(CD)

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