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Police appeal after man 'beaten with hammers' by gang of men on Belfast's Cavehill

The victim was later found on the Ballysillan Road before he was taken to hospital

The victim was attacked by a hammer-wielding gang on Belfast's Cavehill

Jamie McDowell

The PSNI are appealing for information after a man was beaten with hammers on Belfast’s Cavehill last night.

Police say they received a report at around 8.40pm that a man had been attacked by a gang of men armed with hammers in Cavehill Country Park off the Hightown Road area of the city.

The victim, aged in his 20s, was later discovered on the Ballysillan Road before he was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

Inspector Irwin of the PSNI said: “I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the attack or who may have any information in relation to the assault, to contact police on 101 quoting reference 1844 of 29/11/21.”

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