17/01/2019

Man Suffers Facial Injuries In Belfast City Centre Attack

A man is recovering after he was attacked by two men in Belfast city centre in the early hours of Sunday 13 January.

The victim, aged in his 30's, was attacked in the Donegall Place East area at around 3.10am.

He was taken to hospital for treatment to facial injuries.

Police said the attackers are described as in their late teens or early 20's and are both of slim build.

One of the suspects is described as having long, unkempt hair and wore a white, baggy, long-sleeved T-shirt, green khaki/baggy trousers and white shoes.
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The second suspect had short hair and wore a flowery top that was dark in colour, dark skinny trousers and light-coloured trainers. He also may have been wearing or carrying a yellow hooded top or jacket.

"I want to appeal to anyone who was in the area and may have witnessed the assault, or who knows anything about this incident, to get in touch with us," inspector Alan Swann said.

"I am also particularly keen to identify a witness who is believed to have filmed this incident on a camera phone."

"Anyone with information they believe could assist our investigation is asked to call officers at Lisburn Road on 101 quoting reference 206 06/01/19."

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



(JG/CM)

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