Photographer assaulted at Belfast murals

Published Monday, 05 May 2014
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A 74-year-old man suffered cuts and bruises after he was robbed in west Belfast after taking pictures of murals on the Falls Road.

Photographer assaulted at Belfast murals
The attack happened close to the new Gerry Adams mural. (© Presseye)

The photographer was assaulted at the junction of Albert Street, just after 6.30pm on Sunday.

He had been taking pictures of artwork close to a new mural of Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams which was unveiled over the weekend.

The man was approached by three men who attacked him and stole his Canon camera.

A PSNI spokesman said: "Police are conducting a number of enquiries in the area in an attempt to identify these males and would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident or anyone with any information to contact them on the new non-emergency number 101."

© UTV News
Comments Comments
Michael in Templepatrick wrote (270 days ago):
Ryan, "Far travel from templepatrick" ... Its twenty minutes down the road. They have these things called cars now.
Ryan in Belfast wrote (270 days ago):
Must be up there quite a bit then michael? Far travel from templepatrick.. Games games.. Hope the man assaulted is ok and not put off our city
Jennie in Belfast wrote (270 days ago):
Poor man hope he has a full recovery
Michael in Templepatrick wrote (270 days ago):
Damned if you do, damned if you don't eh David? I doubt unionists are involved here, nor did i mention them. Dry you eyes.
David in Belfast wrote (270 days ago):
Stay classy West Belfast, sorry it should read stay classy the 3 people who did this. Unlike Michael who is always keen to tar all Unionists I won't criticize the people of the area because of the actions of a few. I hope the victim recovers, he gets his camera back and though it is unlikely the police get the perpetrators.
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