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Appeal after man's finger is severed in gang attack

The tip of a man's finger was severed in a gang attack in north Belfast early on Saturday, police have said.

The PSNI is appealing for witnesses following the assault on a 24-year-old man on the Antrim Road. The victim was yesterday being treated in hospital.

A PSNI officer said the incident was reported at around 6am on Saturday.

"We believe this man was walking in the Antrim Road area of the city with a male friend at around 5.30am when they were confronted by four men.

"During a subsequent assault, the 24-year-old had part of his finger severed.

"Two of the four men involved were said to be in their late 20s and had local accents.

"One is described as wearing a light blue jacket and the other a dark blue jacket. We have no descriptions of the other two men, except that they were also local and younger - possibly aged around 20."

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Anyone with information is urged to get in touch with police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 316 of 23/9/17.

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