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Arrest after man injured in Belfast stabbing

Police are investigating if the assault is related to a road traffic collision on Whitewell Road in Newtownabbey just before 4am (stock photo)
Police are investigating if the assault is related to a road traffic collision on Whitewell Road in Newtownabbey just before 4am (stock photo)
Adrian Rutherford

By Adrian Rutherford

A man has been arrested in connection with a serious assault in Newtownabbey.

It happened during the early hours of yesterday morning.

Police received a report at 3.50am of a fight in the street in the Whitewell Crescent area, in which a man had been stabbed.

Inspector Anne McCourt said: "Our officers attended the scene where a man who reported having his car damaged, and had come on the scene, had sustained an injury to his shoulder.

"The victim, aged in his 40s, was subsequently taken to hospital for treatment."

A 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.

Police are investigating if the assault is related to a road traffic collision on Whitewell Road in Newtownabbey just before 4am.

A car - a red Ford Focus Zetec - was found overturned at the scene. A man (25), was arrested for offences including dangerous driving and has been released on bail.

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