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stabbing horror Three arrests after four women stabbed in Belfast incident

Incident happened in the early hours of this morning in the York Road area

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Police investigate the scene of the incident which took place in the early hours of this morning in the York Road area of Belfast

PIC PACEMAKER Police investigate the scene of the incident which took place in the early hours of this morning in the York Road area of Belfast

PIC PACEMAKER Police investigate the scene of the incident which took place in the early hours of this morning in the York Road area of Belfast

The PSNI have arrested three people following an incident in Belfast in which four women were reportedly stabbed.

The incident happened in the north of the city in the early hours of this morning.

Shortly after 2am the police received a report that a woman had been stabbed and a man had also been attacked.

Police officers and the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service arrived on the scene after the women reported having sustained injuries in the alleged knife attack.

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Police investigate the scene of the incident which took place in the early hours of this morning in the York Road area of Belfast

PIC PACEMAKER Police investigate the scene of the incident which took place in the early hours of this morning in the York Road area of Belfast

PIC PACEMAKER Police investigate the scene of the incident which took place in the early hours of this morning in the York Road area of Belfast

A man in his 20s also sustained a minor injury to his hand in the incident.

Two of the women, who are aged in their 20s, were treated at the scene and another two, one in her teens, and another aged in her 20s, were taken to hospital for treatment where they currently remain.

A man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in public and of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent.

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Police investigate the scene of the incident which took place in the early hours of this morning in the York Road area of Belfast

PIC PACEMAKER Police investigate the scene of the incident which took place in the early hours of this morning in the York Road area of Belfast

PIC PACEMAKER Police investigate the scene of the incident which took place in the early hours of this morning in the York Road area of Belfast

All three remain in custody.

Detective Sergeant O'Flaherty of the PSNI said: "Our enquiries into this incident, which we are treating as attempted murder, are continuing and we are working to establish exactly what happened.

"I am appealing to anyone who was in this area, between 1:30am and 2am and witnessed what occurred, or has information which may help our investigation, to call detectives at Musgrave on 101 and quote reference number 127 of 17/03/21."

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