09/07/2015

Police Appeal Following Attempted Stabbing In West Belfast

Police are appealing for information after a man, who was walking with his son, was attacked in west Belfast.

The incident occurred in the Odessa Street area on Wednesday 24 June.

The victim was walking along the road with his son when a man attempted to stab him. The attacker then head butted him while continuing to try to stab him.
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He is described as being approximately 6ft tall, well built, with dark shaved hair and stubble on his face.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

(CD/JP)


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