Northern Ireland

West Belfast attack was 'sectarian hate crime'

Police say an attack on a man in his 20s in Dunboyne Park in west Belfast was a "sectarian hate crime".

It is claimed the man was kicked in the head a number of times and verbally abused by a group of men at about 02:30 GMT on Monday after he was chased from the Springfield Road.

He was later treated in hospital for facial injuries.

Police have appealed for information about the incident.