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Woman Stabbed In Newtownards

A man has been arrested after a 19-year-old woman was stabbed in co Down.

The attack happened at a property in the Thomas Street area at around 12.45pm on Saturday, 20 January.

The victim sustained stab wounds to her arm, neck and body and is in a critical condition in hospital.

The suspect has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
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Detective Sergeant Joy Fitzgerald said: "I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident, or who may have information which could help with our investigation, to contact detectives at the Public Protection Unit in Newtownards on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 541 of 20/01/18."


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