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Police investigate report of assault outside popular south Belfast bar

Footage of the incident has been posted online

Police have said they are investigating a report of an assault outside a popular south Belfast bar, after a video was posted online that appears to show a doorman punching a man.

The incident was filmed outside the The Hatfield bar on the Ormeau Road on Monday night, the teenager, thought to be a student, is seen dropping to the ground unconscious.

A PSNI spokesman said; " Police received a report of an assault outside licensed premises on the Ormeau Road in Belfast.

"A teenage male was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment. Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 1665 of 25/9/17.”

A spokesman for The Hatfield told the Belfast Live website: "We are aware of an incident which took place on the Ormeau road last night between a member of public and an employee of an independent security firm.

"This individual was not present in our premises at any time. We are unable to comment any further at this stage".

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