Northern Ireland

West Belfast: Man remains critically ill after stabbing

Scene of the stabbing Image copyright Pacemaker
Image caption The male victim is in a critical condition in hospital

A man remains critically ill in hospital after he was stabbed in west Belfast.

It happened on Saturday night at Britton's Court at about 21:00 BST.

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Image caption Forensics teams were at the scene of the stabbing on Sunday morning
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Image caption Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them

A 26-year old man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing. Police have appealed for information.

SDLP councillor Tim Attwood said the incident had "shocked" the community and that "local people are deeply upset".

He added: "Everyone must now be focussed on helping the police ensure that the full circumstances of this attack are investigated and appropriate action taken."