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Two teens arrested in connection with 'sectarian' attack in north Belfast

Police investigating an assault in north Belfast on Saturday have arrested two teenagers.
Staff Reporter

POLICE investigating an attack on an 18-year-old man in north Belfast they are treating as a sectarian hate crime have arrested two teenage boys.

The victim was walking in the Ardoyne Road area at around 10.30pm on Saturday night when he was approached by a number of males he did not know.

Following a verbal exchange, the young man was assaulted. He later attended hospital for treatment to injuries.

In an appeal for information on the incident, and for witnesses or those with dashcam footage to come forward, a PSNI spokesman described the attack as a "vicious assault we are treating as a sectarian hate crime".

Yesterday, police said they had arrested two teenage boys, aged 14 and 15, in connection with the incident.

They have since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

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