Man arrested over fatal Belfast stabbing

 

A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing in west Belfast in the early hours of this morning.

The victim, in his early 20s, was found lying critically injured in the street in Twinbrook during the early hours of the morning.

He was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

Police said they launched a murder investigation in the area and within hours made the arrest.

It is believed the man was stabbed after a row at a party in a house near where he was found in Juniper Park.

Local Sinn Fein councillor Michael Ferguson said: "People in the area are shocked at what has happened.

"I have spoken to the young man's family and they are traumatised by what has happened. Here was a young man who went out of an evening and ends up dead," he said.