Tuesday, 24 September 2013
POLICE are treating a stabbing in Newry at the weekend as attempted murder.
On Saturday, September 21 a man was rushed to hospital and treated for stab wounds to the face.
His injuries are believed to relate to an incident in the Talbot Street area of the city at around 6pm.
Police arrested a 37-year old woman in relation to the attack.
The suspect was initially arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence but was later rearrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
She has since been released on police bail while enquires continue.
The victim, whose injuries were not life threatening, has been released from hospital.
Newry councillor Valerie Harte has condemned the incident.
"I was shocked to hear of this incident in Talbot Street at the weekend," the Sinn Fein representative said.
“This is not the type of occurrence which is wanted in Newry and I urge anyone with information to bring it to the police."
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