30/08/2016

Man Critical Following Stabbing Attack In West Belfast

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being stabbed in west Belfast.

The attack happened in the Britton's Parade area on Saturday, 26 August.

It is believed he was stabbed in the chest several times.

A man has been remanded in custody charged with attempted murder.

SDLP West Belfast MLA Alex Attwood condemned the attack.

He said: "The thoughts of everyone in this community are with the victim's friends and friends. Everybody hopes that the man, currently critically ill in hospital, makes a full recovery. 
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"As with all such incidents, local people are deeply upset. Everyone must now be focussed on helping the police ensure that the full circumstances of this attack are investigated and appropriate action taken."

(CD)

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