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Belfast man in hospital after gang assault with hammers

A man has been treated in hospital after he was assaulted by a number of men armed with hammers.

It happened in the Friendly Street area of Belfast on Sunday December 4.

At approximately 3.00pm police received a report that a man aged in his 20s was assaulted by a number of men thought to be armed with hammers.

He was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

Detective Sergeant McPhillips would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact Detectives at Reactive and Organised Crime at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 773 04/12/16.

Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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