Man arrested after victim sustained stab wounds following flatbed attack in Belfast
A 25-year-old man has been arrested after a man suffered cuts to his head and arms from a stab wound in an apartment in downtown Belfast.
Police are investigating the incident which occurred around 2 a.m. on Ulster Street on Saturday.
The man’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
This is the third violent knife-related incident to take place in Northern Ireland this week.
In separate incidents, Katie Brankin (37), a woman from Newtownabbey, was killed in a knife attack on Monday at a holiday accommodation site in Limavady.
Two days later Nigel Orr, 53, was killed on Wednesday following an incident at an apartment in downtown Bangor.
Murder investigations have been opened into the two deaths and charges have been laid against two men for each incident.
Speaking about the Ulster Street incident, a PSNI spokesperson said: “A report was made shortly before 2 am that a man was being attacked by two other men in an apartment in the Ulster Street area. from the city.
“Officers responded to the call, where they found the victim with cuts to his head and arms. He was then taken to hospital to treat his injuries which are not considered life threatening.
“A 25-year-old man was arrested by police shortly thereafter and is currently helping the police investigate. “
They added: “Anyone who has witnessed this incident or has information about it, contact us on 101, citing reference 224 of 7/17/21. “
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