Northern Ireland

Two men arrested in west Belfast after street attack

The scene of the fight in west Belfast
Image caption The fight happened close to a bar on the Andersonstown Road

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent after a confrontation in west Belfast.

A number of people were reported to be using weapons in an attack on the Andersonstown Road at about 18:15 GMT.

Three men were injured and are in a stable condition in hospital.

One eyewitness said hurling sticks and hammers were being used as weapons.

Image caption Three men were take to hospital for treatment to their injuries

The arrested men are also suspected of possession of an offensive weapon.

The eyewitness said: "They were just beating each other and they had each other down on the ground.

"All you could see was the blood everywhere. It was terrifying to see."