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Man in hospital after being hit by large firework rocket at fast food restaurant

The rocket was dropped through the doorway at around 9.15pm

A MAN IS being treated in hospital after he was hit by a large firework rocket at a fast food restaurant in Belfast last night.

The rocket was dropped through the doorway of the outlet on Alliance Avenue by an unknown man at around 9.15pm.

Police are trying to identify the man and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Michael Hawthorne is also appealing to anyone who has information about it to contact detectives at reactive and organised crime, Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 1319 14/10/16.

Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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