Belfast Telegraph

Three men are hospitalised after brawl in Belfast street

By Catherine McCurry

Three men were rushed to hospital after a street fight in west Belfast yesterday.

It is understood that a number of men confronted another group near the Whitefort bar and restaurant on the Andersonstown Road.

Two men were arrested following the fight shortly after 6pm.

A number of weapons including bats and hammers were thought to have been used in the brawl, which was reported to police at around 6.15pm.

Emergency services were called and three men were taken to hospital for treatment and were said to be in a stable condition last night.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon.

It is understood the men involved were all foreign nationals.

The scene outside the bar remained cordoned off last night.

Police have appealed for information.

One eyewitness described seeing a group of men holding other men on the ground while using a number of weapons, adding that there was "blood everywhere".

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