Belfast Telegraph

Loyalist in surgery after stabbing

A senior loyalist was undergoing emergency surgery after being stabbed outside a crowded supermarket in north Belfast.

Harry Stockman, 50, was knifed a number of times at the Tesco store on the Ballygomartin Road in front of stunned shoppers at around 4.30pm on Wednesday.

A 30-year-old man was arrested a short time later at nearby Twaddell Avenue.

A spokeswoman for the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast said the stab victim was in theatre undergoing surgery.

Stockman is a leading figure in the Ulster Volunteer Force.

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