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Man arrested after double stabbing in Co Armagh pub

By Michael McHugh

A 48-year-old man was being questioned by police on suspicion of attempted murder last night following a double stabbing incident in a bar in Co Armagh.

The attack happened on Main Street in the village of Belleeks, Co Armagh, shortly after midnight on Sunday.

Two men, both of whom are aged 43, suffered wounds to the neck and hand.

They were given first aid by police officers at the scene before being transferred to hospital. However, their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, police said.

A 48-year-old man was arrested.

Detective Constable David Skillen said he was arrested for a range of offences, including possession of an offensive weapon.

"The suspect was subsequently arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including attempted murder, grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon," he said.

The man remained in police custody last night.

The PSNI has urged anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact police by calling 101, quoting reference number 23 08/10/17.

Alternatively information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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