Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team have launched a murder investigation after a 47 year old man died in hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a stabbing in north Belfast on 7 January.

Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell said: “Police were called to a house in Harcourt Drive at around 6.15am on Friday 7 January following a report of a stabbing. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment but sadly succumbed to his injuries and passed away this morning, Sunday 6th February.

"A number of arrests were made in relation to this incident and our enquiries are ongoing.

“I am appealing for anyone who has any information that could assist our investigation please get in touch. If you were in the area of Harcourt Drive late on Thursday 6 January or early on Friday 7 January and saw or heard anything out of the ordinary please call 101 quoting reference number 188 07/01/22."

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The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.