Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a report of a serious assault in east Belfast in the early hours of Friday, January 13.

Detective Sergeant McCartan said: "It was reported that sometime between 1am and 2am, a man, aged in his twenties, was assaulted by three men in the Beersbridge Road area.

"The victim sustained serious head and facial injuries, including a suspected broken jaw and was taken to hospital for treatment.

"Our enquiries are ongoing into this vicious assault and I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything, or who may have dashcam, CCTV or other video footage, to contact us on 101, quoting reference 275 of 13/1/23."

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