Woman (18) beaten with metal pole during attack in north Belfast
AN 18-year-old woman was beaten with a metal pole, hit on the head with a weapon and kicked during an assault in north Belfast.
The woman was dragged from a property on Manor Street and attacked shortly after 8pm last night.
She was later taken to hospital with a broken ankle.
Three men aged 19, 23 and 24 were arrested on suspicion of crimes including grievous bodily harm with intent.
All three men are in custody.
A PSNI spokesman said: "This was a vicious beating and there is absolutely no justification for this type of savage attack.
"We are working to establish a motive and I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the attack or who may have dashcam footage, to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference 1374 of 25/01/22."