Man seriously injured in knife attack

March 9, 2015

A man has been seriously injured following a weekend knife attack in Newry.

The stabbing took place at a flat in the Sandy Street area of the city in the early hours of Sunday morning. It is believed a number of people were in the property at the time.

The man was originally taken to Daisy Hill Hospital but was transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

A 27 year old woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the attack and remains in police custody.

Sinn Féin MLA Mickey Brady said the incident was “deeply concerning” and appealed for anyone with information to bring it to the PSNI.

“Knife crime appears now  to be a regular feature within our society,” said the Newry and Armagh MLA,

“I  would make an appeal on two counts, firstly to those who would think of using knives – it solves nothing and is highly dangerous, and  secondly  those who use knives on our streets must realise the seriousness of their actions.”

Meanwhile, Newry and Armagh MLA Dominic Bradley branded any level of knife crime as “unacceptable” and said his thoughts were with the injured man.