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Man charged over Belleek double stabbing

A 48-year-old man has been charged with a string of offences relating to a double stabbing incident in Belleek last weekend. 

Two men were injured in the attack, which occurred around midnight on Saturday 7th October.  One of the victims sustained a stab wound to his neck while the other man was stabbed in the hand.  The accused was arrested shortly afterwards.  Following questioning, he has been charged with attempted murder, grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence. He is expected to appear before Newry Magistrates Court on Wednesday 1st November.