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The Police Service of Northern Ireland unveil their new emblem and uniform in Belfast. The uniform and crest goes into service across Northern Ireland on April 5, the day the first recruits to the PSNI graduate,   *  with officers wearing a clearly displayed name badge rather than the police number currently worn. See PA Story ULSTER Uniform. PA Photo: Paul Faith.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland unveil their new emblem and uniform in Belfast. The uniform and crest goes into service across Northern Ireland on April 5, the day the first recruits to the PSNI graduate, * with officers wearing a clearly displayed name badge rather than the police number currently worn. See PA Story ULSTER Uniform. PA Photo: Paul Faith.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland unveil their new emblem and uniform in Belfast. The uniform and crest goes into service across Northern Ireland on April 5, the day the first recruits to the PSNI graduate, * with officers wearing a clearly displayed name badge rather than the police number currently worn. See PA Story ULSTER Uniform. PA Photo: Paul Faith.

A man received head and body injuries in an assault in which one of his attackers used a hatchet.

Police said none of the 44-year-old's injuries were life-threatening.

This incident happened just after midnight on Sunday when a number of people forced their way into a home in Canning Place in Belfast and set upon the man.

Detective Inspector Peter Mullan has urged anyone with information to contact detectives at Musgrave Reactive and Organised Crime on the non-emergency number 101.

Belfast Telegraph