‘Sectarian attack’ on Woodvale teenagers

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Shankill DUP councillor Brian Kingston says two 13-year-old Protestant boys from the Woodvale area in Belfast have been beaten by older Catholic teenagers from Ardoyne in a “sectarian attack”.

He said the assailants approached the two younger boys on Saturday afternoon on the Ardoyne Road and pressed them repeatedly: “Where are youse from?’ and ‘Are youse from the other side?’

He added:“They did not respond and kept walking on but the aggressors attacked the two boys punching them around 10 times each in the head and kneeing one in the face. One sustained a bleeding nose and the other sustained a black eye.”

Mr Kingston appealed for information to bring the perpetrators to justice.