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shoe print Man attacked by gang of over four men as he makes his way home with partner in Belfast

The victim lost his front teeth in the attack and was left with a shoe print on his neck

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The PSNI have appealed for information after a man was assaulted by a group of over four men on Sunday night in the Dunmurry area on the outskirts of Belfast.

The police received a report around midnight that a man had been attacked by the group at the junction of Upper Dunmurry Lane and Victoria Gardens.

The victim was on his way home with his partner when they were followed by a group of men who began to shout at them.

The man was punched by a member of the group, and when he tried to defend himself, the other joined in the attack.

The victim lost his front teeth in the attack and was left with a shoe print on his neck.

Sergeant Hughes said: “We’re grateful to those members of the public who came to the assistance of the couple, whereupon the suspects made off.

“This was a particularly vicious attack, which we’re treating as a sectarian hate crime. The man subsequently received treatment to his injuries in hospital and both he, and his partner who witnessed the assault, remain badly shaken.

“I’m appealing to anyone with information to contact us on 101 quoting reference 301 of 23/11/21.”

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