Teenager stabbed in west Belfast
Published Thursday, 19 June 2014
A 17-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after he was stabbed in west Belfast.
Police are appealing for information on the incident. (© UTV)
The victim was confronted by a male armed with a knife at the front of his home in the Quadrant Place area at around 3pm on Thursday.
A 51-year-old woman, who was also in the house at the time, came to the teenager's assistance and tried to shut the door on the male.
She sustained a minor cut to her arm in the scuffle.
It is understood the victim then chased the assailant and was stabbed a number of times outside the property.
He was taken for hospital treatment to his injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening.
Detectives at Woodbourne CID would like to speak to witnesses or anyone with information. They can be reached on the non-emergency number 101.
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