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Man stabbed in back in east Belfast

Police are appealing for information
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Police are appealing for information after a man was reportedly stabbed a number of times in the back in the Cregagh Road area of east Belfast on Monday evening.

The victim is being treated in hospital for injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

Detective Sergeant Lorraine Dougherty said: “Police received a report at around 6.40pm that a man had been stabbed a number of times.

“The victim, who sustained two puncture wounds to his back and an injury to his head, was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment of his injuries which are not thought to be life threatening. 

“Our investigation is at an early stage and detectives are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time, who may have captured mobile or dashcam footage to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 1653 05/12/22.”
 

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