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Teen arrested after women stabbed on Coleraine street

The incident happened in the Beresford Avenue area of Coleraine. Picture by Google Maps

A TEENAGER has been arrested on suspicion of offences including attempted murder after two women were stabbed in Co Derry.

The women, who are both 22-years-old, were attacked while walking close to Beresford Avenue in Coleraine at around 11.25pm on Saturday.

They were taken to hospital for treatment to injuries that while serious are not believed to be life threatening at present.

A 17-year-old male was arrested a short time later and remains in custody.

Inspector David Jennings said: “We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area and who witnessed the incident or who noticed two males running away."

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