Belfast Telegraph

Two arrests follow knife attack

A man has been stabbed in west Belfast.

The 23-year-old victim suffered a number of knife wounds in Iveagh Drive in the Falls Road area in the early hours of yesterday morning.

A routine police patrol was told about the incident at around 3.30am and an ambulance was sent to the scene.

A 23-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon.

A woman aged 26 was also arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Both remain in custody. The injured man was taken to hospital where he was described as being in a stable condition.

A spokesman for the PSNI said: "Detectives would ask anyone who witnessed this incident or who has any information to contact them at CID in Tennent Street on 0845 600 8000.

"Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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