Police probe hammer attack on man in Shankill estate

The DUP has clashed with the SDLP and UUP over acceptable staffing levels for the PSNI
The DUP has clashed with the SDLP and UUP over acceptable staffing levels for the PSNI

Police are appealing for information after a hammer attack on a man in the Shankill estate in Belfast.

The attack on a 24-year-old man took place shortly after 11pm last night when he was assaulted by a group of males.

Detective Sergeant Michelle Griffin would appeal to anyone who witnessed this assault to contact the Case Progression Team at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1667 27/08/16.

Police would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed any anti-social behaviour or vehicles being driven dangerously in that area at the time of this incident to also contact them.

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.