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Man treated in hospital after Belfast city centre assault

Police are appealing for information on an assault in Belfast's Victoria Street area on Wednesday.
Staff Reporter

A MAN in his 40s has been treated in hospital after being assaulted in Belfast city centre.

The incident occurred in the Victoria Street area shortly before 5.40pm on Wednesday.

A PSNI spokesperson said the victim sustained wounds to his shoulder and arm in the assault and was taken to hospital by ambulance.

The suspect is described as wearing dark clothing and is thought to have made off from the scene in the direction of Dunbar Link.

PSNI Detective Sergeant Natalie Moore said: "This happened at a busy time of the evening, when people would have been out and about, perhaps heading home from work.

"I am appealing to anyone who witnessed this attack, or who may have captured dash cam footage, to contact us on 101."

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