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Victim suffers broken jaw in brutal attack in th Belfast

Police have appealed for information after a man was attacked in north Belfast.

DETECTIVES are appealing for information following a vicious assault and robbery of a man aged in his 20s on the Cliftonville Road area of north Belfast on Tuesday.

The man was standing near the junction with Glenard Brook, when he was struck on the side of the head by an unknown man with what is believed to have been a wheel brace.

It was reported that the assailant picked up the man's mobile phone and ran off.

The assailant is described as being in his 20s, around 6ft tall and of stocky build. It is understood he was wearing a grey hooded top and grey shorts.

Detective Sergeant Eric Fairfield said: "The victim suffered a broken cheekbone and jaw as a result of this vicious attack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at Musgrave Street.

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