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Man stabbed and woman punched during altercation in Belfast city centre

Police are investigating an incident in the Castle Street/King Street area of Belfast city centre. Picture by Hugh Russell 
Staff Reporter

A MAN has been stabbed and a woman punched during an altercation in Belfast city centre.

The man in his 20s was taken to hospital for treatment to what are believed to be two stab wounds to his body after the incident at around midday on Monday in the Castle Street/King Street area.

His condition is not described as life threatening.

A woman, also in her 20’s, was punched in the face.

A section of King Street has been closed while police conduct follow-up enquiries as part of the investigation.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the altercation or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact detectives in Musgrave Police Station on 101 quoting reference number 482 of 17/10/16.

Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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