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Teen in critical condition following Belfast assault

A teenager is in a critical condition in hospital after he was attacked on the outskirts of north Belfast.

The 16-year-old boy sustained serious head injuries when he was assaulted close to the Ulster Bank on the Antrim Road, Glengormley, at around 8pm on Saturday.

Police said the boy sustained serious head injuries as a result of the attack and was taken to a nearby hospital. His condition is described as critical.

A 43-year-old man who was arrested in relation to the assault released last night pending further inquiries.

SDLP councillor Noreen McClelland said the community was stunned by the violent attack.

“This attack has sent shockwaves through Glengormley and is very disturbing,” she said.

“Our thoughts are with the family of the victim at this worrying time and we wish him a full and fast recovery.

“Violent attacks like this have no place in Glengormley or anywhere in our society.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Newtownabbey CID on 0845 600 8000.

If someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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