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Delivery driver stabbed in west Belfast: Victim in 'serious condition' and one man arrested

By John Mulgrew

A 24-year-old man has been arrested after a delivery driver was stabbed in west Belfast.

The victim - who is in his 60s - was attacked just off the Springfield Road at around 6.40am on Wednesday morning.

It's understood he was stabbed in the neck and back.

He is said to be a in a serious condition in hospital.

SDLP councillor Tim Attwood described the stabbing as a "callous and horrific attack".

"We don’t yet know the full circumstances but it appears that a delivery driver was stabbed in the neck and back in the Colinward Street area of the city," he said.

"This attack happened at a time when parents and children were preparing for the school day. To bring such aggressive and appalling violence onto our streets like this is utterly wrong.

"The driver is currently in hospital and I wish him a full and speedy recovery. I would encourage anyone who saw anything to report it to the police as soon as possible."

Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them on 101.

PSNI chief inspector Bobby Singleton said:

"Police received the report of the assault at approximately 6.40am.

"The man in his 60s is currently being treated in hospital for his injuries where his condition is described as serious but stable."

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