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Man suffers facial injuries in Belfast city centre assault

Police have appealed for information after man in his thirties was assaulted in Belfast city centre
Marie Louise McConville

POLICE have appealed for information after man in his thirties was assaulted in Belfast city centre.

The man was attacked by two men in Donegall Place East at around 3.10am on Sunday, January 6.

He suffered facial injuries in the attack and was later treated in hospital.

The attackers are described as being in their late teens or early twenties and of slim build.

One of the suspects is described as having long, unkempt hair. He was wearing a white baggy long-sleeve T-shirt, green/khaki baggy trousers and white shoes.

A second suspect is described as having short hair. He was wearing a dark flowery T-shirt, dark skinny trousers and light-coloured trainers. He may also have worn or carried a yellow hooded top or jacket.

Inspector Alan Swann appealed for information about the attack, adding he was "particularly keen to identify a witness who is believed to have filmed this incident on a camera phone".

Anyone with information can contact police on 101.

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