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Man suffers facial injuries during spate of incidents within half an hour of each other in Belfast

Published 27/05/2015

A man has received injuries to his face during an assault which happened during a spate of incidents within half an hour of each other in Belfast.

At approximately 2am this morning a man who lives in the Fitzroy Avenue awoke to find an unknown man in his room. There was also a second unknown man in the house and when challenged they left the property.

Then at approximately 2.20am police received a report that three unknown men had 'kicked' in the door of a house in the Rugby Avenue area.

One of these men was armed with a knife. When the male occupant challenged them he was assaulted, receiving injuries to his face. It is believed one of the men was also brandishing a knife.

At approximately 2.30am it was reported that three men had entered a house in the Palestine Street area and when challenged by the male occupants they left, only to return a short time later.

They hammered on the door threatening the occupants.

When one of the occupants opened the door the men, one who whom is believed to have been armed with a knife, tried to force their way into the property

However the men did not gain entry and left the scene.

Detective Sergeant Dolores Black said: "I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed any of these incidents or who has any information to contact Detectives at Musgrave on the on-emergency number 101.

Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Police have arrested three men aged 21, 25 and 38 in relation to these incidents.

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