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Boy (14) attacked at Grove playing fields in north Belfast

Published 28/04/2016

Boy aged 14 was cut in the neck at Grove playing fields in north Belfast
Boy aged 14 was cut in the neck at Grove playing fields in north Belfast

A 14-year-old boy has been attacked following a football match at the Grove playing fields in north Belfast.

The attack occurred at around 8:30pm on Monday.

The youth received a cut to the rear of his neck and it is not clear how this was caused. There are reports that one of the offenders may have had a stanley knife and others carrying sticks. 

Police are appearling for witnesses.

Inspector Roy Watton said: "An altercation occurred in the car park after the game which continued on to Jellicoe Avenue.

"It appears that a group of approximately 20 teenagers who had no connection with the football game arrived in the area and were involved in this fight. On arrival of police this group ran in the direction of Alexander Park Avenue. A line of enquiry is also being investigated that this was arranged through social media.

"Our investigation into this incident is continuing, so I am appealing for anyone who was in the area of the Grove playing fields in north Belfast after 8pm on Monday 25 April who witnessed the assault or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact detectives in Musgrave Police Station on 101.

"Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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