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Dad head-butted in attempted stabbing while he walked with his young son in Belfast

Published 09/07/2015

A father has been head-butted as a man tried to stab him as he walked with his young son in west Belfast.

Police are appealing for information following the assault in the Odessa Street area on Wednesday June 24.

At approximately 6.00pm/6.15pm as the man and his young son were walking along an unknown man, who was brandishing a black handled bladed article similar to a screwdriver, ran across the street and attacked the man.

He tried to stab him and then head-butted him causing his nose to bleed - while at the same time continuing to try to stab him.

The father did not receive stab wounds and the child was not injured in this incident.

The attacker is described as being approximately 6ft tall, well built, with dark shaved hair and stubble on his face. He was wearing shorts and a t shirt.

Chief Inspector Norman Haslett said: "I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this assault or who has any information to contact the Case Progression Team at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101.

"Or, 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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