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Four men arrested after two males assaulted

The victims were taken away for questioning by police this morning, and witnesses are being sought.

Part of Albertbridge Road
Part of Albertbridge Road
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FOUR MEN WERE arrested by police in Belfast today after two males were seriously assaulted in a morning time incident.

The PSNI said this evening that at 11.55am this morning police received a report that two males were being seriously assaulted by a group of approximately seven males at the junction of Albertbridge Road.

The victims, aged 20 and 21, have been taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries, which police said are not believed to be life threatening.

Four males, aged 15, 20, 23 and 41, have been arrested in connection with this incident and are assisting police with their inquiries.

A knife has been recovered and taken away for forensic examination.

According to the PSNI, the motivation for this attack is not believed to be sectarian and inquiries are continuing.

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Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact detectives at Musgrave Police Station on 0845 600 8000. Alternatively, they can provide information anonymously by phoning Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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