Northern Ireland

Five released following arrest over east Belfast assault

Four men and a woman were detained in connection with incident in Upper Franklin Street on Monday

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Police are investigating an assault in east Belfast on Monday evening. (Niall Carson/PA)

Five people arrested by police investigating an assault in which a man was left with serious facial injuries have been released.

The four males aged 55, 43, 40 and 40, and a 38-year-old woman were detained by police after a report of an assault at a property in the Upper Frank Street area of east Belfast on Monday evening.

A 37-year-old man was taken to hospital following the incident for treatment to facial injuries described as serious.

The five were released on bail on Tuesday, and a PSNI spokesperson said: “Enquiries are ongoing.”