Northern Ireland

Newry stabbing: Man charged with attempted murder

Scene of stabbing
Image caption The teenager was stabbed in Edward Street, Newry, on Friday night

A 24-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after a teenager was seriously injured in a stabbing in Newry, County Down.

The 19-year-old man was critically ill after the attack in Edward Street on Friday night, but is now in a stable condition in hospital.

The accused has also been charged with possession of a blade in a public place.

He is due to appear before Newry Magistrates' Court on Monday.

The teenager was taken to Daisy Hill Hospital in the city in the aftermath of the stabbing, but was later transferred to Craigavon Area Hospital in County Armagh.

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