Man stabbed in the neck in Belfast attack


A man is in a serious condition in hospital following a stabbing in west Belfast.

The 24-year-old suffered two wounds to his neck.

The incident took place in the Carrigart Avenue area at around 4.15am on Friday.

A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, and assault on police.

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The Police Service of Northern Ireland has appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Gardiner said: “Shortly after 4.15am, it was reported that a 24-year-old man received two stab wounds to his neck in the area.

“The man has been taken to hospital for his injuries, with his condition described as serious.

“A 32-year-old man was arrested for grievous bodily harm with intent, disorderly behaviour and assault on police. He is currently assisting police with their inquiries.

“We would appeal to anyone in the area who witnessed the incident to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 172 12/10/18.”