Police are appealing for information following an assault and attempted robbery in north Belfast in the early hours of yesterday morning, Thursday 3 August.

Inspector Matson said: “At approximately 9.50am we received a report that a man had been found injured in the Canning Place area of north Belfast.

“The victim who is believed to have been assaulted at around 2am, was taken to hospital where he is receiving treatment for his injuries.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the assault or to anyone who may have CCTV, doorbell or dash-cam footage that could assist with enquiries, to contact police on 101 quoting reference 495 of 03/08/23.”