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Man arrested after victim has throat slashed with knife

The PSNI has appealed for witnesses to the attack.

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Police have appealed for witnesses to the attack in Belfast (Niall Carson/PA)

Police have appealed for witnesses to the attack in Belfast (Niall Carson/PA)

Police have appealed for witnesses to the attack in Belfast (Niall Carson/PA)

Detectives have arrested 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.

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

Detectives at Musgrave CID are appealing for witnesses.

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