Northern Ireland

Man stabbed in Fane Street, south Belfast hate crime

A man has been stabbed in the leg in a hate crime in south Belfast.

The 23-year-old was walking across a footbridge into Fane Street when he was approached by two men.

Both shouted racist comments, before one of them stabbed the victim in the right leg with a small knife. He was treated in hospital for the injury.

The attack happened between 10:30 BST and 11:00 BST on Thursday. Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

Both attackers were described as being about 20 years old.

One was wearing a grey Adidas tracksuit with blue lines, the other was wearing a blue raincoat and charcoal coloured tracksuit bottoms with blue lines.