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Girl struck in face with brick at east Belfast park

By Deborah McAleese

Concern has been raised over personal safety at an east Belfast park after a teenage girl was hit in the face with a brick.

The 14-year-old was attacked while she was at Orangefield Park in the Grand Parade area of the city at 8.30pm on Saturday, the PSNI said.

Details of the incident only emerged yesterday afternoon and no motive has been established.

PSNI Constable Lukasz Adamczyk appealed for witnesses to contact police at Strandtown on the non-emergency number 101.

East Belfast councillor Jim Rodgers said the attack has raised safety concerns.

"This is a very disturbing incident and I hope the young girl makes a speedy recovery.

"That is a relatively safe area but a lot of parents will now be concerned about their children's safety should they visit the park," the UUP man said.

He added: "I am very surprised that it has taken the PSNI this long to raise awareness of this attack."

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