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Man stabbed after confronting intruder in garden

The man was stabbed after confronting an intruder in Dundonald

A MAN has been stabbed in east Belfast after confronting an intruder in his garden.

Police were called to an address in the area after a report of a burglary and assault this morning.

The man was stabbed in the abdomen and received a head injury at his property in the Dundonald area just before 9.30am.

Detective Inspector Wallace said: “We would like to hear from anyone who may have seen a man aged in his 20s acting suspiciously in the Grangewood Road, Dunlady Road or Ballyregan Road area between 9am and 9.30am today.

“Anyone with information - or CCTV covering their house which could have captured images during the time period we are most interested in - should contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 275 of 16/05/18.

The victim is currently being treated in hospital for his injuries. His condition is not known at the moment.

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