Northern Ireland

Newtownabbey stabbing: Six injured in 'frenzied attack'

A police car outside a house
Image caption Six people suffered stab wounds in Ballyduff Gardens, Newtownabbey

One of six people hospitalised with stab wounds after a "frenzied attack" in County Antrim has undergone surgery.

Details are unclear, but police said they were not looking for anyone other than the six injured people.

One woman needed surgery, while two men and a woman remain in hospital in a stable condition, and two people have been treated and discharged.

The incident happened in Ballyduff Gardens, Newtownabbey, at about 16:00 GMT on Monday.

John McPoland, from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, said: "There were two people seriously enough injured for our crews to ask that the medical people be waiting for them on arrival [at hospital].

"There are stab injuries all over different parts of their body, including the chest, back and groin. So it looks like some kind of frenzied attack."

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