North Belfast: Four boys released after sectarian assault

Four teenage boys arrested after another teenage boy was assaulted in north Belfast on Friday evening have been released.

The assault - which police are treating as a sectarian hate crime - happened in Girwood Avenue at 17:50 GMT.

Police said the boy was punched and kicked by a number of people and suffered injuries to his arm, nose and head. He was later taken to hospital.

The police are continuing their investigation.

A separate assault in the city centre of Belfast led to a boy being taken to hospital for jaw and mouth injuries.

The boy was attacked by two groups of young people at about 16:15 GMT near Belfast City Hall.

The attackers fled the scene after the assault - one of the groups went towards Donegall Square West and the other towards Wellington Place.

Police are appealing for anyone with information on either assault to contact them.