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Republican Bobby Tohill is among four stabbed by attacker

Republican Bobby Tohill was one of four people stabbed in west Belfast on Tuesday night.

At least one of the stabbings took place at the Celtic Bar on the junction of Falls Road and Waterford Street. It is thought Tohill was in the bar when a man entered and attacked him. He was stabbed several times. His injuries are said to be serious but not life-threatening.

A woman in her 30s was wounded in the head and a man in his 20s sustained a stab wound to the knee. A male police officer was stabbed in the left arm.

None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

Police were alerted to the incident around 10pm on Tuesday after reports of an injured man in Waterford Street. The PSNI has released no details of the motive for the attack, nor the identity of the victim, but local sources suggested the stabbing is part of an ongoing family feud.

Police have confirmed that a man in his 50s has been arrested and is assisting them with their inquiries.

It is the latest in a spate of stabbings in west Belfast in recent weeks.

A 28-year-old man suffered a punctured lung after an attack in Clondara Street last month. The previous week, a 25-year-old man sustained injuries to his head and neck after a stabbing on the Andersonstown Road.

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