Northern Ireland

Belfast stabbing: Man charged in city centre murder case

A picture of Hazem Ahmed Ghreir who was murdered in Belfast city centre on Sunday evening Image copyright Ghreir family
Image caption The family of Hazem Ahmed Ghreir have released a photograph of him

An 18-year-old who was arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing in Belfast city centre has been charged with murder.

He will appear in court in Belfast on Wednesday.

The victim, Hazem Ahmed Ghreir, was stabbed in Downshire Place, off Great Victoria Street, on Sunday evening. He was in his 30s, and originally from Syria.

The murder is not being treated as a hate crime.

Image caption Police have charged an 18-year-old arrested in connection with the attack
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Image caption The victim, who was in his 30s, was attacked in Downshire Place, off Great Victoria Street

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