Northern Ireland

Knife-wielding man hit by car in north Belfast, police say

The man with a knife was taken to a hospital, where his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Picture, Googlemaps.
The man with a knife was taken to a hospital, where his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Picture, Googlemaps. The man with a knife was taken to a hospital, where his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Picture, Googlemaps.

POLICE in north Belfast have said that a man armed with a knife has been hospitalised after being hit by a car.

It followed a report of an assault in the Forthriver Road area just after 5am on Sunday, where the man holding a knife was said to have attacked another man.

During the altercation, the man with the knife was then hit by a vehicle.

He was taken to hospital but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Police have since arrested a man in his 20s on suspicion of causing grievous bodily injury by dangerous driving and remains in police custody.

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After a brief road closure, police called for any witnesses or those with relevant information to call 101, quoting reference 405 of November 12.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.