Belfast stabbing: Four women and a man knifed in city centre attack

Four women, including a teenager, have been injured in a stabbing incident in Belfast.

Emergency services were called to the York Street area of the city at around 2am today after reports a woman had been stabbed and a man attacked, BelfastLive reports.

Two women and a man have been arrested over the stabbing.

When officers arrived, the ambulance service were in attendance and four women reported sustaining injuries as a result of being stabbed, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said.

A man, aged in his 20s, sustained a minor injury to his hand.

In a statement, the PSNI said: “Two women, aged in their twenties, were treated at the scene by the NIAS. The two other women, one aged in her teens and the other aged in her twenties, were taken to hospital for treatment of their injuries, and where they remain this morning.

“Two women, aged 26 and 27 years old, were subsequently arrested on suspicion of offences, including attempted murder and wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm. A man, aged 20 years old, has also been arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and attempted grievous bodily harm with intent. They all remain in custody this morning assisting with enquiries.”

Detective Sergeant O’Flaherty said: “Our enquiries into this incident, which we are treating as attempted murder, are continuing and we are working to establish exactly what happened.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in this area, between 1:30am and 2am and witnessed what occurred, or has information which may help our investigation, to call our detectives at Musgrave on 101 and quote reference number 127 of 17/03/21.”