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Teen boys stabbed in Belfast ahead of Somme parade

The incident happened in the CS Lewis Square area.
The incident happened in the CS Lewis Square area.

Three teenage boys were stabbed in an incident which took place ahead of the east Belfast Somme commemoration parade.

MP Gavin Robinson said the incident was "at complete odds with the ethos of a commemorative memorial event" and urged anyone with information to contact police.

The BBC reports one of the boys was stabbed in the head and the others arm and back injuries in the attack at CS Lewis Square on Monday at around 6.30pm.

Police described their injuries as "minor" although they were treated in hospital.

One of the victim's mothers said her son was lucky. He told his mother he had been stabbed with a sharp object held between his attacker's knuckles.

"Anyone that is carrying a weapon is out to cause trouble, and I don't want anyone else to be in the same position we're now in," she told the BBC.

Police arrested a 21-year-old man on Monday. He was later released on police bail pending further investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 or provide information to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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