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Dublin: 17 °C Friday 29 May, 2020

Attempted mugging of two 16-year-old girls outside Belfast graveyard

A man in his 20s tried to grab a mobile phone off one of the girls and police are appealing for information about the incident.

Belfast City Cemetery
Belfast City Cemetery
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POLICE IN BELFAST are appealing for information following the attempted mugging of two 16-year-old girls outside a graveyard on Saturday night.

The incident occurred in the Whiterock Road area of Belfast shortly before 9.15pm on Saturday night. The two girls were leaving the graveyard when a man tried to grab a mobile phone off one of them.

He then made off down the Whiterock Road. The man is described as being in his early to mid 20s with short, dark hair and was wearing dark clothing.

Neither of the girls were injured in the incident but police said they were left badly shaken.

Today police appealed for anyone who may have noticed anyone acting suspiciously in the area or who has any information to contact them at Grosvenor Road on 0845 600 8000. 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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