Northern Ireland

Arrest follows Bessbrook stabbing

Thomas Street, Bessbrook
Image caption The stabbing happened at Thomas Street in Bessbrook

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a stabbing in County Armagh.

At about 04:30 BST police received a report of a man having been stabbed following an altercation at Thomas Street in Bessbrook.

The victim has been taken to hospital in Belfast with injuries that are described as life threatening.

A 34-year-old man was arrested a short time later. Police have appealed for witnesses.