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Woman (18) beaten with metal pole during attack in north Belfast

An 18-year-old woman was beaten with a metal pole during an attack in north Belfast on Tuesday

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."

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