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Friday 25 April 2014

Six casualties in housing estate stabbing

The number of 999 ambulance call-outs in Northern Ireland has almost doubled in the past 10 years
They were taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in west Belfast

Six people have been stabbed in Newtownabbey.

At least two are thought to be seriously injured, a spokesman for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) said.

They were taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in west Belfast after the attacks on the loyalist Ballyduff Brae Estate.

Ambulance Service spokesman John McPoland said: "Six casualties have been taken to the RVH.

"It happened at a couple of different houses in close proximity."

He added: "Two of them we would be concerned about, we asked for medical teams to be put on stand-by at the hospital."

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