Northern Ireland

West Belfast stabbing: Man charged over attack due in court

Police said they believed the man was stabbed in a house in Vere Foster Walk
Image caption Police said they believed the man was stabbed in a house in Vere Foster Walk

A 19-year-old man has been charged in connection with a stabbing in west Belfast which left a man critically ill in hospital.

The victim, 51, was stabbed in the stomach in a house in Vere Foster Walk in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The teenager is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates' Court on Monday.

He faces a number of charges, including possession of an offensive weapon and grievous bodily harm.

Two other men, aged 19 and 26, who were arrested in connection with the attack remain in custody.

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