DETECTIVES are appealing for information following the report of an assault on a man in playing fields off Parkgate Gardens in east Belfast in the early hours of Monday 13 July.
Detective Sergeant Moore said: “We received the report just after 3am on Monday.
“Officers attended, along with colleagues from Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS).
“It’s believed that the victim – a man aged in his 20s – was beaten by a number of males, one of whom is believed to be have been armed with a metal bar.
“He was transported to hospital by NIAS, where he was treated for injuries, including bruising to his face and legs.
“We are working to establish a motive for this attack.
“I would appeal to anyone with information or who witnessed the incident to contact us on 101, quoting reference number 316 of 13/07/20.”
Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org