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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Student in hospital after alleged bouncer punch outside bar

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Police are investigating after a student was taken to hospital after being punched by a bouncer in Belfast.

It happened outside The Hatfield on the Ormeau Road on Monday night.

Footage of the incident shows the student being knocked to the ground.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service was called just after midnight to a report of an alleged assault.

A spokesman said: "One A&E crew attended the incident. Following assessment and treatment at the scene by paramedics, one patient was transported to the Royal Victoria Hospital."

A PSNI spokesman said:  “Shortly after 11.40pm last night (Monday September 25) police received a report of an assault outside licensed premises on the Ormeau Road in Belfast.

"A teenage male was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment. Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 1665 of 25/9/17."

A spokesman for the Hatfield said: "We are aware of an incident which took place on the Ormeau Road last night between a member of public and an employee of an independent security firm.

"This individual was not present in our premises at any time. We are unable to comment any further at this stage."

Belfast Telegraph

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