Detective Sergeant McArthur said: “At around 10 Pm, we received a report of teenage male who was discovered injured in the Ravenhill Avenue close to Cantrell Close area.
“He was subsequently taken to hospital for injuries not believed to be life threatening at this time.
“I am appealing to anyone who was in the Ravenhill Avenue close to Cantrell Close around 9.30 pm on Monday and who witnessed the injured teenager to contact us.
“In particular, I would appeal to a woman who we believe was walking her dog at the time and assisted the male may be able to assist with our enquiries to get in touch.
“A male has been arrested and is currently assisting police with their enquiries.
“Anyone with any information or who believes they can assist our investigation is asked to call us on 101, quoting reference number 1652 22/04/19.”
Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”