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McDonald's bouncer body-slams man to the ground in Belfast

This is the moment a bouncer at a city centre McDonald's in Belfast lifts a man into the air and body slams him into the ground, leaving him knocked out cold. 

The disturbing footage was captured outside the restaurant on Donegall Place in the centre of Belfast and police are now investigating the incident.

The incident, which took place last night, was streamed over Facebook Live and later shared on Twitter.

This is the moment a McDonald's bouncer lifts a man off the ground before body-slamming him to the floor after fighting with him in the restaurant doorway, leaving him knocked out

The bouncer can be seen with the man in his arms mid-air before he hits the ground

Passers-by who were filming incident said the man had been knocked out cold on the ground

The fight took place outside a McDonald's restaurant in the city centre of Belfast yesterday

As the video begins, the doorman is seen scrapping with the man in the doorway of the restaurant.

The bouncer delivers a kick to the back of the unknown man's legs causing him to crumple to the ground.

He quickly gets back to his feet and the two stand off, throwing punches at each other.

A woman who is filming can be heard saying: 'Jesus Christ come on to f***, serious' and imploring the men to stop while they grapple with each other.

The bouncer then manages to get the upper hand and lifts the man high into the air, before slamming him into the ground.

The man lands with a sickening jolt and appears to be knocked unconscious.

At the start of the video, the two men can be seen wrestling with each other outside 

The man appears to get the bouncer in a headlock before the bouncer gets the better of him

The camera woman screams out: 'Ahhh! He is knocked clean out.'

The bouncer then picks up the man's limp legs and pushes him away from the doorway of the fast food chain.

Another woman can be heard shouting: 'That's his head!' as the clip ends.

The clip was shared on Twitter by @DuncsSweatband and has since been viewed more than 22,000 times.

The footage has stunned social media users.

@wfcleon said: 'No chance the lad is still kicking about after that, brutal.'

@mancbast commented: 'Jesus! Someone could have been killed.'

@94_MKL_ tweeted: 'That'll be sore in the morning.'

When the man is on the ground, the bouncer appears to kick him out of the way of the door

He then moves the apparently unconscious man into the middle of the pavement

A spokeswoman for Police Service Northern Ireland said today: 'Police are investigating an altercation outside fast food premises at Castle Place in Belfast City Centre on Monday 23rd November.

'The altercation was reported to have taken place at around 5.50pm after a security staff member asked a customer to leave the premises.

'A man aged in his 20's was arrested following the incident, then subsequently released on bail, and remains in hospital receiving treatment for a head injury.'

And @scottm1872 said: 'Spine buster.'

A McDonald's spokesman commented: 'We can confirm that an incident took place outside the Donegall Place restaurant on Monday afternoon.

'The PSNI were called and we are assisting the police with their enquiries.'

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