Police in north Belfast have arrested three teenage boys following a report of an assault in the Limestone Road area. 

Sergeant Green said: "We received a report of an altercation in the area at around 12.30am this morning, Sunday 6th August. 

"It was reported that three males assaulted an 18-year-old man. Police attended and the man attended hospital for treatment to head injuries. 

"The three males, aged 15, and two aged 16, were arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and attempted grievous bodily harm with intent. They remain in police custody at this time.

"This assault is being investigated as a sectarian hate crime and we encourage anyone who can assist with our enquiries to get in touch with us by calling 101, and quoting reference number 57 of 06/08/23. 

“You can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/  or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/”