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Two charged after stabbing attacks during New Lodge disorder

Crowds watch as a bonfire is lit in the New Lodge area of Belfast to mark the anniversary of the introduction of the controversial policy of internment without trial. Pic: PA Wire
Crowds watch as a bonfire is lit in the New Lodge area of Belfast to mark the anniversary of the introduction of the controversial policy of internment without trial. Pic: PA Wire

Two men have been charged in connection with a number of stabbing incidents in the New Lodge area of Belfast on Thursday evening.

A 21-year-old man has been charged with two counts of grievous bodily harm with intent and two counts of possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence. 

A 28-year-old man has been charged with two counts of grievous bodily harm with intent, possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

They are both expected to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court on Saturday morning.

An 18-year-old man was stabbed in the back in the vicinity of the north Belfast bonfire and was taken to hospital where his condition was described as critical. 

Another man, who is 39-years-old, also sustained a stab wounds to his arm and hip. He has also received treatment in hospital however his injuries are not thought to be life threatening at present.

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