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Disabled man on a mobility scooter slashed by knife thugs in Belfast

By David Young

Police are hunting for two knife thugs who slashed and robbed a man on a mobility scooter in north Belfast.

The attack happened in the Peter's Hill area yesterday afternoon, when the victim - who is in his 50s - was approached by two strangers asking for cigarettes.

One of the men, who was in his 20s, produced a knife and demanded money.

The mobility scooter driver refused and the thug then slashed him on the arm with the knife.

The victim then handed over a sum of cash, but received another slash to his arm.

Both attackers ran off on foot toward the Lower Falls Road.

Police described the attackers as being aged in their early 20s. One was wearing a black baseball cap and the other a red-coloured zipped top.

The second man had black hair and a moustache.

The victim was treated in hospital for injuries to his arm.

PSNI Detective Inspector Mary White is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact detectives in Musgrave Police Station on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be given anonymously via the Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.

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