Policeman suffers facial injuries in north Belfast knife attack

Twaddell Avenuue The incident happened at Twaddell Avenue, in the Crumlin Road area

A police officer has received injuries to his face after being attacked with a knife in north Belfast.

Police said the attack happened while officers were responding to a report of an assault at Twaddell Avenue, in the Crumlin Road area of the city.

A fight broke out between a teenager and members of the public after he tried to damage a banner, police said.

A 16-year-old was arrested for wounding with intent and having an offensive weapon.

The injured officer was taken to hospital, but has since been discharged.

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