MAN ARRESTED OVER EAST BELFAST MURDER BID

DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses following a disturbance in the Lendrick Street area of east Belfast around 8.30 am

Detective Sergeant Mason said: “Officers forced entry to a property and detained a 47 year old man who was then arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

“A 39 year old man was taken to hospital for treatment to lacerations to his head and cuts to his hands.

“His condition is not thought to be life-threatening at this time.

“We would urge anyone who was in this part of the Newtownards Road between 8 am and 8.30 am this morning and saw any suspicious activity to get in contact with detectives at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 446 of 26/11/17

“Alternatively, information can also be provided anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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