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Man in hospital after 'altercation'

A 50-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after an alleged altercation in north Belfast.

A man in his 40s has been arrested after the incident in the Brae Hill Park area of Ballysillan and a car has been removed for forensic examination.

Police, who have released few details about what happened, said they received a report of an "altercation" on the street at around 2am.

PSNI Detective Sergeant Kenneth Leckey said: "Detectives are working to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident which has left a 50-year-old man critically ill in hospital.

"Police received a report of an altercation in the street at around 2am, and when officers arrived at the scene discovered a man with head and leg injuries. First aid was administered by officers until the arrival of an ambulance which took the casualty to a nearby hospital. A man in his 40s was arrested at the scene and a car has been taken away for forensic examination."

He urged any witnesses to the "very serious incident" to come forward.

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