Mayor Hits Out As Boy Attacked In Belfast Park

The Lord Mayor of Belfast has condemned a "brutal" attack on a teenage boy in north Belfast.

The 15-year-old was among a group walking in Cavehill Country Park on Saturday evening, 28 September, when youths began launching fireworks at them.

The teenager was then physically assaulted and required treatment for injuries to his head and face.

Sinn Fein Mayor, Councillor John Finucane condemned the incident, saying: "People should be free to use this park without fear of attack, intimidation or harassment.
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"I would urge anyone with information on this attack to bring it forward to the police."

Anyone who believes they can assist enquiries is urged to contact detectives on 101.


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