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Belfast delivery cyclist's jaw broken in random attack

The delivery driver was attacked in the Victoria Parade area. Credit: Google
The delivery driver was attacked in the Victoria Parade area. Credit: Google

A delivery driver has been left with a broken jaw after being attacked in north Belfast.

He was travelling on his bicycle when he was attacked by two unknown men in the Victoria Parade area of the New Lodge around 12.35pm on Sunday.

The delivery driver was punched a number of times in the face and head and it is believed his assailants tried to steal items from his bike but were unsuccessful.

Police believe the attack may be linked to a burglary at a skate park in Little Patrick Street around 11.30am.

Two older teenagers demanded two 15-year-old boys empty their pockets and began to physically attack them with a large stone and a glass bottle.

One of the attackers is also described as being in possession of a knife which he used to threaten the younger boys.

The assailants then fled on foot with a mobile phone belonging to one of the victims.

Detective Constable Poots said the descriptions of the suspects in both incidents are similar.

"One suspect is described as a black male, around 17 or 18 years old, wearing a pink t-shirt and dark tracksuit bottoms. The other is described as a white male with a shaved head, also aged around 17 or 18 years old wearing a grey and black top and black tracksuit bottoms," he said.

"I am appealing to anyone with information or who may be able to help us identify the males involved to please get in touch. Detectives can be contacted at Musgrave police station by calling 101, quoting reference number 640 21/04/19.

"Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."

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