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Two women stabbed at house in west Belfast

Published 31/08/2015

The scene at Cloona Manor in West Belfast , after two women have been stabbed at a house in the area. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
The scene at Cloona Manor in West Belfast , after two women have been stabbed at a house in the area. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 31/8/2015 The scene at Cloona Manor in West Belfast , after two women have been stabbed at a house in the area. The women, aged in their 30s and 50s, were treated in hospital for injuries that are not thought to be life threatening. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
The scene at Cloona Manor in West Belfast , after two women have been stabbed at a house in the area. The women, aged in their 30s and 50s, were treated in hospital for injuries that are not thought to be life threatening. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
The scene at Cloona Manor in West Belfast , after two women have been stabbed at a house in the area. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Two women have been treated in hospital after being stabbed at a house in west Belfast.

It happened in the early hours of Monday August 31 in the Cloona Manor area.

Just after 2am police received a report that two women had been assaulted in a house.

The two women, one in her 30s and the other aged in her 50s, both suffered stab wounds - their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Detective Inspector Harry Colgan said: "A 35-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of burglary and inflicting grievous bodily harm while a 28-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

"Both currently remain in custody assisting police with their enquiries."

Sinn Fein MLA Jennifer McCann said that she is relieved that someone wasn’t more seriously injured during the incident.

She said: “There is the potential for death or life changing injures when knives are used so I am relieved that no one has been seriously injured in this incident.

“I hope that both women make a full and speedy recovery and anyone with any information on the incident should bring it forward to the PSNI.”

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