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Man suffers head injury in Belfast attack

Police have appealed for witnesses

POLICE last night said a man had suffered a head injury after he was attacked by four men in south Belfast.

The victim, aged in his 20s, was assaulted in the the Friendly Street area of the Markets at around 7pm.

The men are believed to have made off towards the May Street area following the attack,

The victim was taken to hospital after suffering a wound to his head, which police said is not believed to be life-threatening.

A PSNI spokesman said: "One of the males is described as 6ft in height, medium build, and wearing a grey hooded top, black tracksuit bottoms, grey trainers and a light coloured baseball cap.

"The second male is described as aged in his 30s, 5ft 10ins in height, and of slim build. He was wearing a green coat, black trousers, dark coloured trainers and a black cap.

"The third male is described as being aged around 25, 5ft 11ins in height, and of medium build. He was wearing a black woolly hat, green jacket with white stripes, grey tracksuit bottoms and black shoes.

"The fourth male is described as wearing a blue hooded coat, black tracksuit bottoms with white stripes, and black shoes with white soles."

Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

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