A MAN was taken to hospital after he was assaulted in an alleyway.

Police were called to Eldon Street at 8.30pm on Friday following reports that an assault had allegedly taken place.

The victim, a 30-year-old man, was found lying in an alley with injuries to his face and head.

He was taken to hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 and quote incident number 989 of July 26 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.