Detectives from Strand Road in Derry/Londonderry have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder in relation to the report of a stabbing in Crawford Square in the city during the early hours of today, Friday, 29th July. 

Police received a report just before 5.30am that a man at a flat in the area had sustained a number of lacerations and puncture wounds to his body. Police and the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service attended and the victim, who is aged in his forties, was taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries, where he remains this morning. 

A 31-year-old man is in police custody this morning after he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. 

Detective Sergeant Lizzie Ballentine said: "Our officers remain in the Crawford Square area this morning where they are continuing with enquiries. We’re keen to hear from anyone who was in the area between 5am and 5.30am, and who has information they believe may assist our investigation to get in touch with our detectives."

The number to call with information is 101, quoting reference number 254 of 29/07/22.

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