Two released after racist attack on man at Slieve Dubh, Belfast

The victim was attacked in the Slieve Dubh area off the Springfield Road The victim was attacked in the Slieve Dubh area off the Springfield Road

Two men arrested after what police are treating as a racially-motivated assault have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

The victim, a 36-year-old man, was attacked in the Sliabh Dubh area off the Springfield Road at about 20:30 BST on Monday.

Two men who were arrested were aged 25 and 32.

West Belfast MP Paul Maskey of Sinn Féin described the attack as "cowardly and senseless".

"It saddens me that a man was subjected to a racist attack and set upon by a number of men in west Belfast while he was on his way to work simply because of the colour of his skin," he said.

"This attack needs condemned in the strongest possible terms. Our thoughts are with the victim of this cowardly and senseless attack."

Police have appealed for anyone with any information about the attack to get in contact with them.

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