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Teenager charged after Belfast axe assault

The PSNI has appealed for information about the incident.
Jonathan McCambridge, PA

A 19-year-old man has been charged following an incident with an axe in east Belfast on Sunday evening.

The teenager was charged with wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence.

He is expected to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

As is usual procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

The charges follow an incident on the Cregagh Road when a man, in his 50s, suffered  life-changing injuries after he was hit in the face with an axe at a house in east Belfast.

A 22-year-old man has been released on police bail to allow for further police enquiries.

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