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Falls Road

Two chemist staff stabbed during an attempted robbery in west Belfast

A 26-year-old man was detained at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder and attempted robbery.

A MAN HAS been arrested following an attempted armed robbery at a chemist in west Belfast this morning.

At around 9.30am a man armed with a knife entered premises on Falls Road. He threatened two staff members before attacking them.

One member of staff, a man aged in his 40s, sustained a stab wound to his arm and the second, a man in his 50s, sustained a stab wound to his chest.

Both have been taken to hospital for treatment, but their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The 26-year-old suspect was detained at the scene on suspicion of offences including attempted murder and attempted robbery. He is currently in police custody.

Detective Sergeant Michael Hawthorne is appealing for witnesses. Detectives can be contacted at Musgrave Police Station on 101 quoting reference number 249 of 06/04/17.

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