Police investigate serious assault in West Belfast

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Detectives are investigating the report of a man being seriously assaulted in the Springfield Court/Springfield Avenue area of west Belfast during the evening of Wednesday 12 February.

At around 8pm a man was walking from Springfield Court onto Springfield Avenue when he was assaulted by an unknown male. Due to the nature of his injuries it is suspected that a weapon, potentially a knife or a glass bottle, was used. It’s believed that there were at least three or four males standing in a group in that area just before the attack.

The victim has suffered a very nasty and serious wound above his left eye which has required a large number of stitches and may need further surgery.

Enquiries are continuing and we are appealing to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 254 17/02/20.

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