Saturday 24 June 2017

Man charged with murder bid after Belfast city centre stabbing

Police have launched an investigation
Police have launched an investigation

Joe Nerssessian

A man has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in Belfast city centre.

The 23-year-old was arrested by police after the stabbing of a man on Thursday night near Belfast High Street.

The man will appear at Belfast Magistrates' Court later today and has also been charged with possession of class B and C drugs and assaulting a police officer who was attempting to arrest him.

The 19-year-old victim is said to be in a stable condition.

Detective Sergeant Conor Sweeney thanked the public for their help and appealed for witnesses to contact police.

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