Gun jammed during assault

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A man in his 20s has been assaulted with a firearm in the Mount Vernon Lane area of north Belfast, police said on Thursday.

He was approached by two masked men about 10.30pm on Wednesday and was forced to the ground.

One of the men produced a firearm and attempted to fire it, but it jammed.

Both men, who were wearing gloves and dark coloured clothing, made off on foot.