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Belfast stabbing: Man charged with attempted murder after city centre attack

Published 31/10/2015

Police at the scene where a man was stabbed and seriously injured in Belfast city centre last night
Police at the scene where a man was stabbed and seriously injured in Belfast city centre last night
Police forensic officers at Hawthorn Street in west Belfast where a man was stabbed at around lunchtime yesterday
Pictured is the scene of a stabbing incident in High street area of Belfast City Centre. ARV officers arrested a male a short distance away on Dunbar Link. Picture - Kevin Scott
Pictured is the scene of a stabbing incident in High street area of Belfast City Centre. ARV officers arrested a male a short distance away on Dunbar Link. Picture - Kevin Scott
Pictured is the scene of a stabbing incident in High street area of Belfast City Centre. ARV officers arrested a male a short distance away on Dunbar Link. Picture - Kevin Scott
Pictured is the scene of a stabbing incident in High street area of Belfast City Centre. ARV officers arrested a male a short distance away on Dunbar Link. Picture - Kevin Scott
Pictured is the scene of a stabbing incident in High street area of Belfast City Centre. ARV officers arrested a male a short distance away on Dunbar Link. Picture - Kevin Scott
Pictured is the scene of a stabbing incident in High street area of Belfast City Centre. ARV officers arrested a male a short distance away on Dunbar Link. It is believed that the victim received multiple stab wounds in the incident. The area remains sealed off. Picture - Kevin Scott

A man has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in Belfast city centre.

The 23-year-old was arrested by police after the stabbing of a man on Thursday night near Belfast High Street.

The man will appear at Belfast Magistrates' Court later today and has also been charged with possession of class B and C drugs and assaulting a police officer who was attempting to arrest him.

The 19-year-old victim is said to be in a stable condition.

Detective Sergeant Conor Sweeney thanked the public for their help and appealed for witnesses to contact police.

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