Pair arrested over Belfast attempted murder

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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an attack on another man in North  Belfast early this morning, Sunday 25 June.

Detective Inspector Paul Rowland said: “The 34 year old victim was assaulted and struck in the head with a hatchet in the Glenrosa Link area at around 1.15am.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition at present.

The arrested individuals, both aged 26, were detained by police a short time after the attack. They are being interviewed at Musgrave police station.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and can be contacted by calling 101, quoting reference 100 of 25/06/17.”

Alternatively information about this crime can also be given anonymously to the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.