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Police appeal after man stabbed in Ballymena

By PA Reporter

A man was stabbed in the back in Ballymena in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Police are appealing for information and witnesses following the attack in the Co Antrim town shortly before 4am, somewhere between Larne Road and Queen Street in the town.

It is understood the victim was found close to Harryville bridge.

He received stitches to his injury at hospital.

Police have urged anyone who has information that could assist police to contact officers at Ballymena on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 346 02/09/18, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Meanwhile, detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after an assault in the Loughside Drive area of Ballynahinch early yesterday.

Just before 5.40am, police received a report that a 21-year-old man had been assaulted. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of several offences, including grievous bodily harm with intent, the PSNI said.

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