Police have arrested a man following a report of an assault in the Ormeau Road area of south Belfast on Saturday morning, 8th July.

A Police Service of Northern Ireland spokesperson said: “Officers received a report shortly after 6.45am of an altercation between two men in the area.

“On the arrival of police, one of the men was found to have sustained a serious injury to his left ear.

“He was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries. A man, aged 32, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.

“Whilst being transported to custody, the man spat in a police vehicle and was found to be in possession of suspected herbal cannabis.

“He was further arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and possession of a Class B controlled drug. The man remains in custody at this time, assisting officers with their enquiries. 

“Our investigation is underway and I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything, or who may have dash-cam, CCTV or other video footage, to contact us on 101, quoting reference 434 of 08/07/23.”

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/     

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/