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It is understood the 28-year-old victim was in the back garden of a property at Mill Race around 3.30pm on Saturday when he was approached from behind and slashed across the neck with a retractable knife. PSNI stock image. Credit: Peter Mulhy/AFP/Getty Images

It is understood the 28-year-old victim was in the back garden of a property at Mill Race around 3.30pm on Saturday when he was approached from behind and slashed across the neck with a retractable knife. PSNI stock image. Credit: Peter Mulhy/AFP/Getty Images

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It is understood the 28-year-old victim was in the back garden of a property at Mill Race around 3.30pm on Saturday when he was approached from behind and slashed across the neck with a retractable knife. PSNI stock image. Credit: Peter Mulhy/AFP/Getty Images

Detectives have charged a 27-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after a man sustained a large wound to his throat in an incident in Belfast.

It is understood the 28-year-old victim was in the back garden of a property at Mill Race around 3.30pm on Saturday when he was approached from behind and slashed across the neck with a retractable knife.

The suspect ran away from the scene.

A short time later officers detained a 27-year-old man in connection with the attack.

He has also been charged with possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence.

The man is expected to appear at Belfast Magistrates’ Court this morning.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries, which will require surgery.

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Detectives at Musgrave CID are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them by calling 101, quoting reference 1826 10/07/21.

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.


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