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Wounded man attacked for second time as he was treated by paramedics in north Belfast

Police have appealed for witnesses

A WOUNDED man was attacked for a second time as he was treated by paramedics in north Belfast.

Police said the victim had made his way into a fast food restaurant on Oldpark Road on Sunday at around 6.20pm.

Whilst paramedics were tending to his injury, an unknown man came into the takeaway and assaulted him.

The assailant was restrained by paramedics before he fled from the scene in the direction of Rosapenna Street.

He is described as being around 30 years old, of slim build, approximately 5ft 6in tall, clean shaven and wearing a Liverpool tracksuit. He also had a black left eye.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment and is believed to be in a stable condition.

PSNI Inspector Robert McMurran said: "Enquiries are ongoing to determine exactly where this stabbing incident took place. I would appeal to anyone who witnessed either incident to come forward and speak to police at Tennent Street".

Meanwhile, two men remain in police custody following an altercation in south Belfast.

Officers were called to the scene at Saint George's Gardens in Sandy Row at around 9pm.

A PSNI spokeswoman said two men aged 28 and 47 were detained following the report of an altercation in a garden of a property. She also said both men were treated for cuts and bruises in hospital.

Police have appealed for witnesses.

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