Northern Ireland

North Belfast: Attempted murder arrest after man stabbed in face

The man was stabbed in the face close to the junction of Harcourt Drive and Manor Street in north Belfast
Image caption The man was stabbed in the face close to the junction of Harcourt Drive and Manor Street in north Belfast

A 17-year-old youth has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed in the face in north Belfast.

The attack happened close to the junction of Harcourt Drive and Manor Street, off the Cliftonville Road, at about 19:00 BST on Saturday.

Police said the 19-year-old victim suffered a "serious laceration to his cheek" and was taken to hospital.

Belfast Health Trust said the man is in a stable condition.

Sinn Féin councillor JJ Magee said the attack had "shocked the local community in north Belfast".

"I hope that the victim can make a full recovery from his injuries," he added.

"It highlights once again the dangers of knife crime on our streets."

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