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Man stabbed in 'hate crime' attack

A 23-year-old man has been stabbed in a racist attack in south Belfast.

The victim sustained an injury to the leg in the incident in the Tates Avenue area of the city.

He was confronted by two men on Fane Street between 10.30am and 11am yesterday morning.

Police said both men shouted racist comments and one of the males stabbed the man in the right leg with a small knife.

He required hospital treatment for his injury.

One of the men involved was described as being approximately 20 years old, wearing a grey Adidas tracksuit with blue lines. The second was also aged around 20 and was wearing a blue raincoat and charcoal coloured tracksuit bottoms with blue lines

Police said they were treating the incident as a hate crime.

They appealed for witnesses or anyone with information about the attack to contact them.

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