Northern Ireland

Arrest after man found ‘bleeding heavily’ with suspected stab wound in Portadown

Police received a report of a man with a knife in Portadown on Wednesday afternoon

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Police are investigating a suspected stabbing incident in Portadown on Wednesday. (Niall Carson/PA)

A 27-year-old male has been released on bail following arrest on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was found “bleeding heavily” from a wound in Portadown.

Police were called to Portadown’s Portmore Street shortly after 3.25pm on Wednesday following a report of a man with a knife in the area.

A PSNI spokesperson said officers arrived to find a man in his 30s “bleeding heavily from a wound to his shoulder”.

He was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.

The 27-year-old suspect was arrested in the nearby Deramore Drive area a short time later on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of a blade or point in a public place.

He was released on bail on Thursday pending further police enquiries.

“Our enquiries are ongoing and we would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or who may have dashcam or other footage which could help our investigation, to contact police on 101 quoting reference 1073 of 01/05/24,” a PSNI spokesperson said.