By Jonathan McCambridge, PA
A teenager is to undergo surgery after he was stabbed a number of times in the face.
A man has been arrested following the incident in Armagh.
Police received a report shortly after 10.30pm on New Year’s Eve that a 17-year-old male had been stabbed in the Lower English Street area of the city.
The victim was taken to hospital and will undergo surgery for a number of stab wounds to his face.
Man arrested following stabbing in Armagh on Saturday evening. pic.twitter.com/UnYuhiXFcU
— Police Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon (@PSNIABC) January 1, 2023
A 19-year-old man was arrested a short time later on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence.
He remains in custody.
A PSNI spokesman said inquiries into the incident are continuing and detectives have asked anyone with any information to contact them at Ardmore station on 101, quoting reference number 1735 31/12/22.