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Teen robbed, stripped and left covered in blood in 'hate crime' attack

Northern IrelandBy Sunday World
The PSNI are appealing for witnesses
The PSNI are appealing for witnesses

The PSNI are looking for the public's help to find two men who put a young man through a terrible ordeal in the Castleton Gardens area of Belfast in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The young man was walking with three friends in the Castleton Gardens area of the city between 12.30am and 1am when the group was approached by two men.

They told the teenager's friends to leave before bringing the victim up an alleyway.

There they took the teen's bank card and phone, before stripping him to his underwear and violently assaulting him.

The victim was left covered in blood, as well as grazes and bruises and he was brought to the Royal Victoria Hospital.

Police belive the incident was a hate crime and they are appealing for anyone who may have seen the young man, or the two attackers, to come forward.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any information, is asked to contact police on 101.