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Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 28 May, 2020

Teenager punched in face by man who tried to kiss her

The 18-year-old was walking in the Tates Avenue area of Belfast when the attack happened.

POLICE IN BELFAST are appealing for information after a teenager was punched in the face by a man in the Tates Avenue area of South Belfast last night.

The incident happened at around 10pm last night, according to the PSNI.

The 18-year-old was walking along the street when she was approached by an unknown man, who attempted to kiss her before punching her.

The young woman suffered swelling to her forehead as a result of the attack.

Police are seeking a man described as being around 5′ 7″ in height, of athletic build, with short black hair and swarthy skin.

He was wearing a white hooded top, black jeans and white trainers, and made off in the direction of Lisburn Road.

Police say they are particularly keen to hear from a blonde woman who stopped to talk to the victim a short time after the incident.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the PSNI’s new non-emergency number, 101.

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