21/10/2019

Suspect Due In Court After Teen Stabbed

A 31-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after a teenage boy was stabbed in north Belfast on Saturday evening.

The suspect will appear at Belfast Magistrates' Court today, Monday 21 October. He is also facing charges of possession of an offensive weapon following the incident in Spamount Street.
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Police had established a presence in the area amid reports of youths fighting before news emerged that a teenage boy had been stabbed.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment, where his condition was later described as serious but not life threatening.

Enquiries are ongoing and detectives have urged anyone with any information on either the disorder or the stabbing to contact them at Musgrave on 101 quoting reference number 1810 of 19/10/19. Alternatively, information can be provided in confidence via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



(JG/MH)

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