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Man stabbed in the face during armed mugging in Belfast

A man has been stabbed in the face during an armed mugging in Belfast.

The victim was attacked by two men in the Antrim Road area at around 8am on Wednesday morning.

The assaulted happened as he walked through the Waterworks area - one man asked him for a 'light', before his attacker stabbed him in the face and hand.

A second man then stole the victim's phone, before both made off towards the Westland Estate.

The man armed with a knife is said to be around six foot, two inches tall, of broad build, around 30 years old and with a local accent.

He was wearing a grey hoody, light coloured jeans and a bright blue 'McKenzie' cap.

The second man is said to be five foot, eight inches tall, of thin build, 25 years of age and wearing a full black tracksuit with the hood up and wearing white earphones.

Their victim was treated in hospital for injuries not thought to be life-threatening.

Police have appealed for information.

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