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Police rush to scene after man 'attacked with machete' in east Belfast

Locals say the incident occurred minutes after a Dublin registered Audi car arrived in the area.
PSNI stock image

PSNI stock image

Hugh Jordan

Police are at the scene in Belfast tonight after a man was reportedly attacked with a machete in the Short Strand area of Belfast

It is believed the incident happened shortly after 4.00pm on Bryson Street in east Belfast.

Locals say the incident occurred minutes after a Dublin registered Audi car arrived in the area.

One person claimed he saw a number of men get out the car before approaching a flat in Bryson Street.

He said: “There was a lot of shouting and the next minute it all spilled out onto Bryson Street.

“One man appeared to be in a bad way. He was unconscious and bleeding heavily from the wrist.”

At the time of publishing the PSNI press office was unable to release any details concerning the incident.

Bryson Street runs westwards from the Newtownards Road main arterial route into Belfast, past St Matthew’s Catholic Church to Madrid Street.

It is bordered by a peace line wall which separates it from the Protestant Newtownards Road.


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