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Belfast man stabbed in stomach after confronting intruder in garden

A man has been stabbed in the stomach after being confronted by an intruder in his garden.

Police received a report of a burglary and assault in east Belfast in which a man was stabbed on Wednesday morning.

Detective Inspector Wallace said: “A man in his 50s received a head injury and wounds to his abdomen when he confronted a man in his garden in the Dundonald area of the city just before 9.30am this morning.

“We would like to hear from anyone who may have seen a man aged in his 20s acting suspiciously in the Grangewood Road, Dunlady Road or Ballyregan Road area between 9am and 9.30am today.

“Anyone with information -  or CCTV covering their house which could have captured images during the time period we are most interested in - should contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 275 of 16/05/18."

The victim is currently being treated in hospital for his injuries. His condition is not known at the moment.

East Belfast DUP MP Gavin Robinson appealed for information.

"I am appalled to hear that someone suffered this horrendous attack in their own property. It would have been a terrifying ordeal for the homeowner," Mr Robinson said.

"Those responsible clearly do not believe in law and order and it is important they are apprehended for their actions."

Belfast Telegraph