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Man left with serious injuries after south Belfast attack

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in south Belfast's Sandy Row area.

A man in his twenties has been hospitalised with injuries described as "serious" after being attacked with a pole in south Belfast.

The incident occurred at the junction of Sandy Row and Donegall Road shortly before 12.30am on Saturday. A PSNI spokesperson said the victim was beaten by a man wielding a pole, who then made off on foot towards Stroud Street.

"The victim, aged in his twenties, required hospital treatment for serious injuries," the spokesperson said.

"The suspect is described as being approximately six feet tall and of average build. He was described as wearing a dark-coloured, hooded tracksuit."

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