Nigerian street attack victim thanks public
A Nigerian man has thanked members of the public who hailed the police for help as two men assaulted him on a city centre street in broad daylight.
Police said they were on patrol in Belfast on Wednesday at 3pm when they were flagged down by people in Castle Street who reported an ongoing assault. Police responded and two men, aged 21 and 28, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of common assault.
They were subsequently charged and are scheduled to appear in court on February 11.
"The injured party in this incident, who is originally from Nigeria, passed on his thanks to those who sought police assistance," said a PSNI officer.
"We would encourage anyone who may witness crime to report it to police on 101 or in the case of an emergency ring 999."