Northern Ireland

Man is hit with hammer by mugger in south Belfast

An 18-year-old man has been hit in the face with a hammer during a street robbery in south Belfast.

The victim was walking along Wellington Park Terrace when he was approached by a man who knocked him to the ground.

The attacker demanded money and threatened him with the hammer. When he could not find any he hit the teenager with the hammer.

The robber then stole the victim's iPod. It happened at about 0300 BST.

The attacker was described as being in his late 20s, with ginger hair. He was wearing a blue Londsdale jumper and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.