Police charge East End man with attempted murder

| 21/01/2014

(CNS): An unnamed 48-year-old man is expected in court later today (Tuesday 21 January) facing attempted murder charges following allegations that he stabbed a 24-year-old man during a fight in East End earlier this month. The suspect was arrested following an altercation which started at a house in John McLean Drive and then spilled into the yard on Wednesday 15 January. The victim was stabbed in the head and body during the fight and was taken to hospital on the night, while the suspect fled from the scene. Police later tracked the man down and found he also had an injury to his arm. The police arrested him but took him to hospital for treatment.

He was released on 17 January but the victim, whose condition was much more serious, remained in hospital until yesterday, an RCIPS spokesperson stated.

This was the second stabbing in the district over a five day period. A 32-year-old man has already been charged with wounding with intent and carrying an offensive weapon following an attack in which the 47-year-old victim was stabbed multiple times in his back during the early hours of 12 January in his own East End home.

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