Page last updated at 09:38 GMT, Saturday, 3 April 2010 10:38 UK

Masked gang beats man with bars in north Belfast

Police car

A 19-year-old man has been taken to hospital after being beaten with bats and bars by a gang of masked men in north Belfast.

The incident happened in the Mountview Street area at about 2130 BST on Friday.

Police said he was set upon in an alleyway by the men in a paramilitary style assault.

He was taken to hospital with injuries to his head and back but these are not believed to be life-threatening.

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