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Man hit on head by glass bottle during attack on car in Belfast

A man was hit on the head with a glass bottle during an attack on a car in west Belfast on Tuesday evening.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a passenger in a vehicle travelling along the Suffolk road was hit by the glass bottle that also broke the car window, around 8pm.

The driver reported this incident to police but was able to drive himself to hospital. His injuries are not believed to be serious.

“We received other reports that a large group of young people who gathered in the area threw stones at passing cars and lit a fire on nearby waste ground. However, when police attended, they dispersed," Sergeant Danielle Worth said.

“Our enquiries are ongoing and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this assault or has dashcam footage of it, to get in touch with police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1312 of 7/8/18.”

Alternatively, information can also be provide 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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