Police appeal as teenager assaulted at soccer match
Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage boy was left with serious injuries to the face during a football match in Co Down.
The 14-year-old boy sustained a suspected hairline fracture to his jaw and also damage to his teeth after he was assaulted during a match at grounds on the Comber Road in Dundonald at around 12.30pm on Saturday, August 26.
A PSNI spokesman revealed that the injury had been inflicted by a player on the pitch, and not a spectator or official.
However, he was unable to say which soccer teams were involved in the match.
Police are calling for anyone who was a witness to the incident - or anyone with any information that could be of assistance to the investigation - to contact officers in Lisburn on 101.
Information about the incident may also be given anonymously to police via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.