Appeal for information following an assault in Belfast on Sunday morning

  • 01 May 2022

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Detectives are appealing for information following a report of an assault which occurred at the Botanic Avenue area of Belfast in the early hours of Sunday 1st May.

Detective Sergeant Lorraine Dougherty said: “Shortly after 2:55am, it was reported that a man in his 30s was assaulted by four males at the junction with Donegall Pass. It was reported that one of the males punched the man who fell to the ground, while the other three males stamped on his head and body. The male was taken to hospital with severe head injuries including a suspected fractured skull. His condition is described as serious.

“The males then made off towards the Lower Crescent area following the incident.

“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone who has any information or who witnessed the incident, to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 293 01/05/22. Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at .”

We are keen to hear from witnesses of this incident

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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