Northern Ireland

MLA O'Loan condemns Ballymena double stabbing


A North Antrim MLA has described a double stabbing in Ballymena at the weekend as "alarming".

SDLP MLA Declan O'Loan said two men were found with stab wounds on a pathway near the Fairhill Shopping Centre on Saturday afternoon.

He added: "Obviously, it will cause concern in the neighbourhood if people think that if they walk that path, an incident like this could happen.

"The fact that people are carrying knives is a very serious thing."