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Two men released on bail after east Belfast incident

Two men have been released on bail pending further enquiries after being arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment, robbery and making threats to kill.

Police arrested the men following an incident in the Beersbridge Road area of east Belfast in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The PSNI received a report at 5:40am of a man being assaulted by another male.

Police responded and two men, aged 25 and 29, were located nearby. Both men were arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment, robbery and making threats to kill. They have since been released pending further police enquiries.

The injured party sustained cuts and bruising to his head and body, and has been left badly shaken by the ordeal..

“I want to make a number of appeals today," Detective Inspector Michael McDonnell said.

“Were you in the Beersbridge Road area this morning, at around 5:40am? Did you see what happened? Did you notice any suspicious behaviour?

“I am also appealing to anyone who was in the Queen Victoria Street area this morning, at around 5am, and saw any suspicious behaviour to get in touch.

“Anyone with information they believe could assist our investigation is asked to contact detectives at Musgrave Police Station on the non emergency number 101, quoting reference number 266 of 28/06/18.

“Alternatively, information can also be provided 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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