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Man suffers wound to cheek after attack by gang wearing tracksuits in Belfast city centre

A 20-year-old man is being treated in hospital for a wound to his cheek after being assaulted by a gang wearing tracksuits in Belfast.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following the assault in Belfast City Centre in the early hours of Monday May 1.

Shortly before 2.50am police received a report of an ongoing altercation involving a number of people in Donegall Place.

A 20-year-old male sustained a wound to his cheek after he was assaulted by a number of males wearing track suits.

He is currently in hospital receiving treatment.

Detective Inspector Paul Rowland is appealing for anyone who was in the area of Donegall Place and who witnessed an altercation or anyone who has any information that can assist with the investigation to contact them at Musgrave Police Station on 101 quoting reference 165 of 01/05/17.

Information can also be passed anonymously via the Independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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