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Three arrested after man stabbed in north Belfast

Three people, including an 18-year-old woman, have been arrested after a man was stabbed in north Belfast

THREE people have been arrested after a man was stabbed in north Belfast.

The man, aged in his thirties, was taken to hospital after he was stabbed twice in the back yesterday.

The attack happened on Antrim Road, close to Duncairn Avenue, at around 8.30am.

Two men, aged 19 and 20, and an 18-year-old woman were arrested a short time later.

They remained in custody last night.

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A murder investigation has been launched after a man's body was found in north Co Dublin.

The remains were found at around 10.40am yesterday near a ditch outside Ballyboughal.

Gardaí believe the man, who was in his thirties, was stabbed elsewhere before his body was dumped on the side of the road.

The man is believed to be originally from eastern Europe.

Gardaí are trying to establish how long the body was at the scene.

Superintendent Noel Carolan said officers are searching for another crime scene and a vehicle which may be connected to the murder.

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A 54-year-old man has been arrested after shots were fired over a coffin in west Belfast on July 4.

The man was arrested in Lisburn yesterday on suspicion of violent dissident republican activity.

He was being questioned at the PSNI's Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave police station last night.

Searches were also carried out in Andersonstown on Thursday night.

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A WOMAN in her thirties has suffered a serious sexual assault in Co Armagh.

The woman told police she was attacked on William Street in Portadown between 12.15am and 1.10am on Sunday.

A police spokesman said: "The males are described as black; one with dreadlocks and the other wearing his hair in a ponytail".

Police appealed to anyone with information about the men or who saw them socialising in the Thomas Street area earlier on Sunday to contact officers on 101.

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More tours of The Gobbins have been launched following "phenomenal" interest from around the world.

The striking cliff path in Islandmagee, Co Antrim, could attract up to 7,500 tourists this summer after the number of tour places was increased.

From Monday, tours will take place every 30 minutes, rather than every hour.

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim councillor Paul Reid, said: "The extra tours have been arranged to meet the incredible demand from international visitors travelling to the coastal adventure site".

The Gobbins is open seven days a week until September 3.

For tickets and more information visit www.thegobbinscliffpath.com.

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