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Man in hospital with suspected stab wounds and woman punched in the face in Belfast city centre altercation

Published 17/10/2016

Police are investigating an altercation in the Castle Street/King Street area of Belfast City Centre at around midday today, Monday 17 October. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Police are investigating an altercation in the Castle Street/King Street area of Belfast City Centre at around midday today, Monday 17 October. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Police are investigating an altercation in the Castle Street/King Street area of Belfast City Centre at around midday today, Monday 17 October. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

A man has been taken to hospital with suspected stab wounds after an altercation in Belfast city centre.

Police are investigating an altercation in the Castle Street/King Street area at around 12pm on Monday October 17.

A man aged in his 20s is being treated in hospital for what is believed to be two stab wounds.

Police have said his condition is not described as life threatening.

A woman aged in her 20s sustained a punch to her face during the incident.

A section of King Street remains closed while police carry out enquiries.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the altercation or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact detectives in Musgrave Police Station on 101 quoting reference number 482 of 17/10/16. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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