Detectives investigating a report of a serious assault which occurred at the Whitewell Road area of Belfast on Monday 14th August have arrested a man.

Detective Inspector Harvey said: “At around 00:15am, it was reported that a man in his 60s had received multiple stab wounds following an assault in the area. He was taken to hospital for injuries which are described as serious.

“A 64 year old was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in police custody at this time.

“Enquiries are ongoing and detectives would appeal to anyone with any information in relation to the incident  to contact 101 quoting reference number 22 14/08/23.”

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