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Young teenager (13) and a 20-year-old man arrested following a racist attack in Belfast

Published 10/07/2016

A 13-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man have been arrested by police investigating a racist attack in south Belfast on Saturday night.
A 13-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man have been arrested by police investigating a racist attack in south Belfast on Saturday night.

A 13-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man have been arrested by police investigating a racist attack in south Belfast on Saturday night.

A 55-year-old man was punched repeatedly in the face during in the incident in the Tate's Avenue area at around 10.10pm on Saturday.

The victims was left with cuts and bruises to his face and hands.

Police are describing the incident as an "unprovoked racially-motivated assault".

A 13-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man were arrested.

Both suspects have been interviewed and released on police bail pending further enquiries.

A PSNI spokesman said: "We would take this opportunity to remind the public that incidents of this nature will not be tolerated and would encourage anyone who has been the victim of a hate incident/crime to report the matter to their local police on 101."

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