Belfast Telegraph

Man has tip of finger severed in north Belfast assault

A man has lost the tip of his finger in an assault in north Belfast.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the incident was reported to police at around 6am on Saturday morning.

Officers believe the 24-year-old man was walking in the Antrim Road area with a friend at around 5.30am when they were confronted by four males.

During the assault the man had part of his finger severed. He is currently in hospital being treated for the injury.

Constable Humphries said: "Two of the four males 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 males, except that they were also local and younger - possibly aged around 20.

“Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident early this morning to get in touch on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 316 of 23/9/17.

“Alternatively, information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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