Belfast stabbing victim named

  • 05 June 2017

Belfast stabbing victim named


Detectives from Serious Crime Branch have named the man who died last night following a stabbing incident in the Downshire Place area of Belfast, as Hazem Ahmed Ghreir.

Detective Inspector Darren McCartney, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are continuing to investigate the murder of Hazem, who was in his 30s, and we would appeal to anyone who was in the Downshire Place vicinity of Great Victoria Street last night at around 10.45pm to contact police. I would also ask anyone who has any footage captured from the incident to get in touch.

“At this stage of the investigation we do not believe race was an issue and we are not treating this matter as a hate crime.

“An 18 year old male who we arrested last night is currently in custody at Musgrave PSNI station and is assisting police with their enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detectives at the incident room at Musgrave Street on 101 or, if you would prefer to remain anonymous please phone Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.


We are keen to hear from witnesses of this incident

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.