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Dog walker stabbed in the back in Belfast street

By Claire Cromie

A dog walker has been stabbed in south-east Belfast.

The victim, aged in his 40s, was out walking his dog at 2am on Thursday morning when he was approached by a male wearing a black hooded top.

The attacker stabbed the man in his back - then held the knife to his throat.

A scuffle took place and the male made off on foot.

It happened in Imperial Street, a tucked-away road between Ravenhill and Cregagh.

The knife believed to have been used in the attack has been seized by detectives for forensic examination.

The injured man was taken to hospital and treated for his injuries, which are not thought to be life-threatening.

Alliance Belfast Councillor Maire Hendron said she hoped the victim makes a swift recovery: “The person responsible is obviously a very dangerous individual, so I would urge anybody who may be able to help the Police in their investigations to contact the PSNI or Crimestoppers.”

Detective Chief Inspector Gary Reid is appealing for anyone with any information to contact CID at Musgrave on 101.

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