Detectives have arrested a 27 year old man on suspicion of attempted murder after a man sustained a large wound to his throat in an incident in Mill Race, Belfast yesterday, Saturday 10 July.

It’s understood the 28 year old victim was in the back garden of a property at around 3.30pm when he was approached from behind and slashed across the neck with a stanley knife.

The suspect made off from the scene on foot however a short time later officers detained a 27 year old man in connection with the attack.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries which will require surgery.

Detectives at Musgrave CID are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them by calling 101, quoting reference 1826 10/07/21. Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at