PSNI 'continue to appeal' after teen left unconscious in Falls Park attack

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The police are continuing to appeal for the public's help in apprehending those believed to be involved in an incident which saw a teenager left unconscious.

Police received a report of a serious assault in Falls Park, in West Belfast on Saturday May 25, where a 15-year-old male was assaulted by a number of young males in the park. After responding to the incident, the young man was taken to hospital for injuries that were described as serious.

Ten days on from the attack, and police have issued a further appeal for information.

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In a statement to Belfast Live on Tuesday June 4, Inspector Róisín Brown said: "Enquiries are continuing following a serious assault which occurred at the Falls Park area of west Belfast on Saturday May 25.

"We would continue to appeal to anyone with any information in relation to the assault, in which a 15 year old male was left unconscious, to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1689 25/05/24. A report can also be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport. Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org."

Speaking the day after the incident, Inspector Brown said whilst officers administered first aid, other altercations between the large group of young people broke out so further policing resources were deployed into the park and the young people eventually dispersed from the area.

"Police are very aware of the ongoing issues in Falls Park and are committed to finding solutions for the whole community," Inspector Brown added.

"We want young people to gather and enjoy the park responsibly, however this type of violence is unacceptable."

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