Detectives in Belfast are appealing for information and witnesses following a violent incident that took place in the early hours of Sunday morning. Police received a report of a fight outside a fast food shop in the Dublin Road area at approximately 2:25 am on October 15th. During the altercation, a man in his 30s was stabbed and sustained a slash wound to his face.
The suspect, a 37-year-old man, was apprehended by members of the public and restrained until the arrival of the police, who subsequently arrested him on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. Currently, the suspect remains in police custody. The injured man was promptly transported to the hospital for treatment by the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS).
Authorities are eager to gather more information about the incident and are appealing to individuals who may have witnessed the stabbing or have relevant information to come forward. Additionally, detectives are requesting anyone with mobile phone or dash-cam footage capturing the incident to contact the police. If you have any information that can assist the investigation, please call 101, quoting reference 243 of 15/10/23.
For those who wish to remain anonymous, you can provide information to Crimestoppers either by calling 0800 555 111 or submitting an online report through their website at http://crimestoppers-uk.org. Your help is crucial in assisting the authorities to bring those responsible to justice.
What happened in the Dublin Road area of Belfast on October 15th?
A fight broke out in the Dublin Road area of Belfast in the early hours of October 15th, resulting in a man being stabbed and sustaining a slash wound to his face.
Has anyone been arrested in relation to the incident?
Yes, a 37-year-old man was apprehended by members of the public and subsequently arrested by the police on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.
What should I do if I witnessed the stabbing or have information about the incident?
If you have any information that could assist the investigation, please contact the police on 101, quoting reference 243 of 15/10/23. You can also provide information anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or submitting an online report at http://crimestoppers-uk.org.
Is there any footage of the incident that could aid the investigation?
Authorities are particularly interested in obtaining any mobile phone or dash-cam footage capturing the incident. If you have such footage, please contact the police.