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Man charged after woman seriously injured in Newry stabbing

Police at the scene in Liska Manor where a woman was stabbed a number of times. Picture by Hugh Russell

A MAN has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was stabbed a number of times at a house in Newry.

The incident happened around 5.30pm on Saturday evening in Liska Manor.

The 38-year-old is due to appear at Newry Magistrates Court on Monday 9th November.

Police and paramedics attended and the woman was taken to hospital for treatment to her injuries which have been described as "serious".

The PSNI said a search was conducted in the area and a male suspect, aged 38, was arrested a short time later on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.

He is currently in custody assisting officers with their enquiries.

SDLP MLA Justin McNulty said the victim was a young mother and that she had been transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast with multiple stab wounds.

"There is a really great close knit community all around Liska and everyone will be shocked by this news," he said.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1298 07/11/20, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 11.

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