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Three men arrested in connection with death of 45-year-old

There were three serious stabbing incidents in Northern Ireland over the weekend.

File photo of the Parkmore area of Craigavon
File photo of the Parkmore area of Craigavon
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Updated 15.23

POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have arrested three men in connection with the death of a 45-year-old man in the Parkmore area of Craigavon, Armagh overnight.

At about 12.45am, the PSNI were informed that a man had been stabbed following an altercation at the front door of a house. He was treated at the scene by officers and paramedics before being taken to hospital. He died later from his injuries.

The three men arrested are aged 20, 27 and 36.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who was in the Parkmore or Enniskeen areas at the time to contact them at Lurgan Police Station.

Separately, police in Antrim have arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder following another stabbing incident at a house in the Dunluskin Crescent area of Carrickfergus on Saturday.

At 8.10pm, PSNI officers were told of a man who had sustained stab wounds. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition. The 27-year-old was arrested a short time later and is currently helping police with their investigation. Witnesses are asked to contact detectives at CID in Newtownabbey.

In a third incident reported over the weekend, police attended to a man injured in a stabbing on a street in Newry. At about 4.30am today, a man was left with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed following an altercation in the Thomas Street area of Bessbrook. He is currently being treated at a Belfast Hospital.

Officers arrested a 34-year-old man a short time later on suspicion of attempted murder. Police have asked for any witnesses to contact the CID in Ardmore.

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