Stabbing treated as murder bid: woman arrested

September 23, 2013

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed in the face on Saturday evening in Newry.

The 37-year-old suspect was detained soon after the attack which occurred around 6.00pm in the Talbot Street area of the city.  She was initially arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon, however, this was later reclassified by police as attempted murder.

The victim was taken to Daisy Hill Hospital where he received treatment for facial injuries which were confirmed as non life-threatening by police.  He has since been discharged.

The suspect has been released on bail while the police investigation into the incident continues.  Detectives have appealed for anyone who witnessed the attack or who may have information in relation to it, to contact them.

Saturday’s knife attack is the latest in a number of stabbing incidents in Newry.   Just over a fortnight ago, a 19-year-old teenager was critically injured when he was stabbed close to his home in Edward Street.  A 24-year-old man was subsequently charged with attempted murder.