Northern Ireland

Man released after stabbing on Springfield Road, west Belfast

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Media captionThe man was attacked on the Springfield Road on Wednesday morning

A man who was arrested over a stabbing in west Belfast has been released on police bail to medical care.

The stabbing victim, who was in his 60s, was attacked on the Springfield Road at 06:40 BST on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old man who was detained over the attack has been released pending further inquiries.

Earlier on Wednesday, Insp Bobby Singleton said the victim had been taken to hospital where his condition was described as serious but stable.

He appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact police on the non emergency number 101.