Belfast Telegraph

We're living in fear, says son after knife horror

By Lesley houston

The brother of a teenager injured in a triple stabbing in Glengormley said his family were living in fear as he revealed it was the second time they had been targeted in less than a week.

Three members of the same family suffered stab wounds after a knife-wielding man appeared at their door.

An 11-year-old boy was in the house at the time, with his sister in her 20s, and their mother.

Those injured include an 18-year-old who suffered a serious slash wound to his forehead.

The incident started just before 11pm when a man is understood to have arrived at the door and asked for one of the family. When the teenager came to the door he was slashed across the forehead before his father intervened. His father was then attacked.

Another son, who is 22, claimed his father ran to a filling station shouting for help "but the guy ran after my dad shouting that he was going to kill him".

The son said his grandfather was present and the two of them tried to get the assailant away from the young man's father.

"He was coming for him, pointing the knife at him, trying to stab him. My dad's hand was cut as he tried to grab at the knife," he claimed. "I went out and grabbed the guy off my dad and we got the knife off him and restrained him until the police came."

He also claimed that the door of the family home had been kicked in on Saturday night.

  • An 18-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, assault on police and other offences. He is due before Belfast Magistrates Court today.

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