A MAN HAD his ear cut with what is believed to have been a stanley knife during an assault in Belfast this week.
It was one of two incidents in which men were assaulted in the North Queen Street area of the city by people believed to have been carrying blades.
Police in North Belfast are appealing for information following the assaults, which occurred on Tuesday night and Wednesday night, 18 and 19 September.
Shortly before 8pm on Tuesday night it was reported that a 22-year-old man was walking in the Henry Place area when he was confronted by two males.
One of the males cut the man’s ear with what is believed to be a stanley knife before running off in the direction of the New Lodge.
Police said the males are described as being approximately 5’8″ tall, of medium build, wearing black hooded tops with their faces covered.
Shortly before 11.15pm on Wednesday night, it was reported that a 22-year-old man was walking in the area of North Queen Street and New Lodge Road when someone approached him from behind.
The person then put an arm round his neck and cut the victim’s face with what is believed to have been a bladed object.
The man received two slash wounds to his face in the incident. The attacker is believed to have made off in a waiting car.
Anyone with any information about these incidents is asked to contact Police at York Road on 0845 600 8000. Or if someone would prefer to provide information anonymously, they can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.