Northern Ireland

Newcastle, County Down: Man charged after stabbing near supermarket

Police officers at the scene of the stabbing in Newcastle
Image caption The attack happened outside a supermarket in Newcastle

A 53-year-old man has been charged following an incident near a supermarket in Newcastle, County Down, in which a man was stabbed five times.

The victim, who is in his 40s, is in a stable condition in hospital.

He was attacked on the Castlewellan Road in Newcastle on Tuesday evening.

Police said the 53-year-old man had been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent, threats to kill and possessing an offensive weapon.

He is due to appear at Downpatrick Magistrates' Court on Thursday.