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Man stabbed in face in Belfast

Published 18/09/2016

Police have arrested a 17-year-old
Police have arrested a 17-year-old

A teenager has been arrested after a man was stabbed in the face in north Belfast.

It happened in the Harcourt Drive area shortly before 7pm on Saturday.

The victim, a 19-year-old man, is in a stable condition in hospital where he is being treated for a serious laceration to his cheek.

The male suspect, aged 17, is being held on suspicion of attempted murder.

Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson, from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), has appealed for any witnesses to contact officers at Musgrave station on 101 quoting reference number 1285 of 17/09/16.

Sinn Fein councillor JJ Magee said the stabbing had shocked the community.

He said: "I hope that the victim can make a full recovery from his injuries.

"It highlights once again the dangers of knife crime on our streets.

"I would call on anyone with information on this incident to come forward and assist the police investigation."

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