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Teenage girl seriously injured after vicious assault at west Belfast fast food outlet

Published 16/08/2015

Bystanders give the injured young woman first aid following a vicious attack at a fast food outlet in west Belfast. Pic: Kevin Scott/Presseye.
Bystanders give the injured young woman first aid following a vicious attack at a fast food outlet in west Belfast. Pic: Kevin Scott/Presseye.
The fast food restaurant where the teenager was attacked. Pic:Aidan O'Reilly/Pacemaker Press.
The aftermath of the attack at the fast food outlet on the Andersonstown Road in west Belfast. Pic: Kevin Scott/Presseye.
Bystanders come to the aid of the young woman following the brutal assault. Pic: Kevin Scott/Presseye.

A teenage was seriously injured after she was punched and pushed through a plate glass window in an attack at a fast food restaurant in west Belfast.

The 18-year-old was viciously assaulted at a the fast food restaurant on the Andersonstown Road in the early hours of Sunday.

She was taken to hospital after a group men entered the restaurant and began attacking customers with sewer rods.

The Coláiste Feirste pupil was punched and pushed into a window which smashed.

She has since been released from hospital.

In a post on her Facebook page the teenager thanked well wishers for their messages of support.

"Thanks for everyone's concern. Might not be able to move or really turn my head but long runs the fox."

A police spokesperson said: "Shortly before 2am on Sunday police received a report of an assault at a food takeaway premises at Andersonstown Road.

"A young woman aged 18 was allegedly pushed through a glass window. She was taken to hospital."

Police at Woodbourne are appealing for information.

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