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Man attacked with hammer as he left graveyard

The attack happened in Belfast city on Thursday.

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A MAN WAS attacked with a hammer as he was leaving a graveyard in West Belfast earlier this week.

The incident happened at about 2.30pm on Thursday when the 24-year-old man was leaving the city cemetery and was confronted by a number of masked men.

PSNI officers say that as the man was leaving the cemetery a white coloured Hyundai car pulled up and blocked him.

Three of the men got out and assaulted him with hammer. He suffered a number of injuries to his leg and was treated in hospital.

Anyone who witnessed the attack or has information is being asked to contact police or the independent charity Crimestoppers.

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