Man sustains broken nose and fractured eye socket in ‘vicious attack’

A man sustained a broken nose and a fractured eye socket in a ‘vicious attack’ last night.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 11:04 am

A statement from the PSNI reveals that detectives are investigating the report of an assault at Ravenhill Avenue, east Belfast, on Wednesday 31st March.

It was reported that a man, aged in his 30’s, was attacked by a number of males as he walked along Ravenhill Avenue at around 8pm.

The man sustained a broken nose and a fracture to an eye socket and other cuts and bruising as a result of the incident.

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Detective Sergeant Natalie Moore said: “Our enquiries into this vicious attack are ongoing and I would ask anyone who witnessed the incident or was travelling in the area and may have dashcam footage to contact detectives at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 1975 31/03/21, or to submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via

“You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at”