03/05/2022

Man And Woman Assaulted In North Belfast

Police in north Belfast have issued an appeal for information following a report of an assault in north Belfast on the evening of Friday 29th April.

Making the appeal, Inspector McCullagh said: "It was reported on Saturday (30th April) that shortly after 11.30pm on Friday evening, a man and woman, both in their 20s, were assaulted by three males in the Alexander Park Avenue of the city. It was reported that one of the males punched the man's face before pushing the female to the ground. They then kicked the male victim to his ribs. The male attended hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life threatening at this stage. The assailants then made off from the area.
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"All three suspects were described as being in their early 20s and between 5'8" and 6' in height. One of the suspects was reported to be wearing a dark jacket and grey sweatpants, and another was reportedly also wearing a dark jacket.

"Enquiries are continuing and the incident is being treated as a sectarian hate crime. I would encourage anyone with information to contact police on 101, quoting reference 353 of 30/04/22. You can also submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."

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