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'Unknown electronic device' used in assault on three teenage boys

The assault took place at about 4.30pm yesterday in west Belfast.

glen Glen Road, Belfast Source: Google Maps

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING AN assault on three teenage boys say they believe an ‘unknown electronic device’ was the weapon used.

The three boys, two aged 12 and one aged 13, were accosted by a group of unknown males yesterday afternoon at about 4.30pm on the Glen Road in west Belfast.

Each of the boys ‘felt something’ on their necks, and one of them fell to the ground.

Two of the victims subsequently attended hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

“While we believe some kind of small electronic device was used, we are keeping an open mind, but are appealing to anyone who has any information about this incident, or who may have witnessed it, to contact detectives on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 811 06/09/17,” said PSNI Detective Inspector Paul Rowland.

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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