A man has been assaulted by an armed gang in South Belfast, in what police believe was a racially motivated attack.
The victim was attacked by three males in the Florenceville Drive area of the Ormeau Road at 12pm on Saturday.
Two of the attackers struck the man repeatedly with iron bars, while a third man tried to cut the victim with a knife.
He was later treated in hospital for cuts and bruising.
The attackers are all described as being in their early 20s and around 6' tall.
The first attacker is thought to be of medium build with short ginger hair. He was wearing a blue hooded top, black tracksuit bottoms and white trainers, and carrying black handled knife.
The second man is described as being of heavy build with short blonde hair. He was wearing a black coat and blue jeans.
The third attacker is thought to be of heavy build with short dark hair and light coloured clothing.