Arrest made after double stabbing in Belfast

Arrest made after double stabbing in Belfast

A 27-year-old man has been arrested after two men were stabbed in Belfast.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning in the city centre.

After the first victim was stabbed, the attacker fled the scene before stabbing the second man.

Both victims received stab wounds to the chest, although their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

"Shortly after 1.15am, police were flagged down by a member of the public on Bedford Street reporting that there was a fight ongoing in the area," said Inspector Donna McGrady of the PSNI.

"Police attended and found a male with several stab wounds to his head and chest.

"He was brought to hospital by colleagues from Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.

"It was then reported that the man with the knife made off in the direction of Amelia Street where he stabbed a second man.

"Police attended and the injured party received treatment from the ambulance crew for a wound to his upper cheat.

"The injuries of both men are not considered to be life-threatening at this stage.

"We have made an arrest in connection with this and enquiries to establish the circumstances are ongoing."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 162 of July 2, 2022.