Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following a report of a stabbing in Belfast in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 15th October. 

Detective Sergeant McCartan said: "Police received a report of a stabbing outside a fast food shop in the Dublin Road area at around 2.25am. 

"It was reported that a man, aged in his 30s, was stabbed and received a slash wound to his face.

"Members of the public restrained the suspect, a 37-year-old man, before police arrived and arrested him on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent. He remains in police custody at this time. 

“Colleagues from NIAS also attended and brought the injured man to hospital for treatment. 

“I know there was a large number of people in the area at the time and I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the stabbing, or have any information to come forward. I am also appealing to anyone with mobile phone or dash-cam footage that could help with enquiries to contact police on 101 quoting reference 243 of 15/10/23."

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