Northern Ireland

Man in hospital after attack in west Belfast

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Image caption The attack happened in Ballymurphy

A 47-year-old man has been taken to hospital after being assaulted by a group of people in Ballymurphy in west Belfast.

The attack happened in the Glenalina area in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The man remains in hospital with injuries to his face and body.

Police are investigating a motive for the assault and have appealed to a number of people who were in the area at the time to come forward.