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Man stabbed in arm and thigh as his wallet was stolen by two men

Detectives are appealing for information.

Image: Brookhill avenue belfast via Google maps

A MAN WAS stabbed and his wallet stolen during an assault in Belfast in the early hours of this morning.

Two men approached the 35-year-old victim at the Brookhill Avenue area of North Belfast at around 4:20am.

The man received stab wounds to his lower left arm and left thigh and the pair made off with his wallet.

Detectives in North Belfast are now appealing for information after the reported assault and robbery.

Detective Inspector Nicola Scott said:

The man was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment to his injuries that are not believed to be life threatening. Enquiries are continuing.

“I would ask anyone who witnessed this incident or who has any information to contact Detectives at Tennent Street on the non-emergency number, 101. Or, 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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