Boiling water poured over man in Belfast attack

Denmark Street, Belfast. Image: Google
Denmark Street, Belfast. Image: Google

A 30-year-old man had boiling water poured over him after he was abducted in Belfast in the early hours of this morning.

The victim was walking on Denmark Street in the north of the city around 1.30am this morning when a car with three men inside stopped beside him.

The two passengers jumped out and assaulted the man before bundling him into the car and driving to an unknown address nearby where the man was taken inside and assaulted again. He was then driven back to Denmark Street and dropped off.

The man sustained a number of cuts and bruises to his head and body as a result. He also sustained burns to his right hand and back after boiling water was poured over him.

Detective Sergeant Sloan is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact Detectives in Musgrave Police Station on 101 quoting reference number 227 of 12/05/17. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.