Northern Ireland

Man suffers cuts and bruises in west Belfast assault

An 18-year-old man has been treated in hospital after he was assaulted by a gang in west Belfast.

It happened in a laneway between Lenadoon Avenue and Naroon Park shortly before midnight on Friday

The man required seven stitches for a cut to his cheek, five stitches for a cut to his forehead, a bite mark to his ear and bruising to his arms and legs.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

His attackers are described as being in their 20s.