Northern Ireland

Phone robber stabs man in chest in west Belfast

Waterford Street
Image caption The stabbing happened at Waterford Street

A 46-year-old man has been seriously injured in a stabbing in west Belfast.

At about 02:30 BST on Saturday, the victim was walking home when he was approached by an unknown man in Waterford Street off the Falls Road.

The man demanded his phone and when he refused he was stabbed in the chest. The attacker escaped with the phone.

The injured man was taken to hospital in a serious but stable condition. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening at this stage.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident a man was stabbed in the thigh in Ballykelly, County Londonderry.

It happened during an altercation with another man at about 04:15 BST on Saturday.

His injuries are not life-threatening.