17/01/2022

North Belfast Stabbing Believed To Be Racially-Motivated Attack

Police have issued an appeal for information following a stabbing incident in north Belfast, which is believed to have been racially-motivated.

A man, aged in his 30s, was found collapsed inside a vehicle on the Antrim Road just before 1am on Saturday 15 January. He had suffered a number of stab wounds to his chest and abdomen. The man remains in hospital.
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Anyone with any information about the attack, especially anyone who may have witnessed it, is urged to contact police. Police said that they are "particularly interested in the movements of a black coloured Audi A4 car bearing English or Scottish registration plates".

Condemning the attack, Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly said: "I have spoken to the police who said the man suffered injury wounds to his chest and abdomen but they are not thought to be life threatening.

"I wish the man a speedy recovery.

"Anyone with information should bring it forward to the PSNI."

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