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The Spamount Street area of Belfast.
The Spamount Street area of Belfast.
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31-year-old charged with attempted murder of teenage boy in Belfast

A teenage boy was stabbed in the city on Saturday.
Oct 20th 2019, 2:54 PM 12,358 0

Updated Oct 20th 2019, 4:11 PM

POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have charged a 31-year-old man with attempted murder. 

North Belfast police arrested the man today following a stabbing incident in the Spamount Street area of the city on Saturday. 

The man was also charged with possession of an offensive weapon. 

He is due to appear at Belfast Magistrate Court on Monday.

On Saturday, PSNI officers were attending a reported fight between groups of young people in the North Queen Street area when they were informed of a stabbing at around 9.45pm. 

A teenage boy was taken to hospital. A PSNI spokesperson has described his condition as “serious but not life-threatening”. 

The PSNI is asking anyone with any information about the incident to contact them. 

- With reporting from Adam Daly 

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