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Man stabbed after stopping car for "drunk" man

The driver slowed down to avoid hitting the man, but was subsequently threatened.

Waterford Street in Belfast
Waterford Street in Belfast
Image: Google Maps

A MAN IN his 20s was stabbed after he stopped his car to avoid hitting a man who staggered in front of him.

The man was driving along Waterford Street in West Belfast late last night when an unknown man staggered, seemingly drunk, in front of the car.

The driver slowed down, but the assailant opened the door of the car and grabbed hold of the man. The attacker then produced a small knife and threatened the driver.

The driver was able to push the man away and run off with his car keys. He sustained a cut to his leg and hand as a result of the incident.

The suspect is described as wearing a blue coloured coat and navy coloured track bottoms.

Chief Inspector Anthony McNally is appealing for anyone with any information about this incident to contact Case Progression Team at Musgrave Police Station on the non-emergency number 101.

Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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