Man charged over Armagh stabbing


A man has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in Co Armagh this morning.

Police received a report of a man having been stabbed during an altercation in the Thomas Street area of Bessbrook at around 4.30am.

A 24-year-old man was taken to hospital in Belfast with life threatening injuries.

Detectives in Newry have charged a 34-year-old man with attempted murder and possession of an article with a blade or point in a public place.

He is due to appear at Newry Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

The PSNI are appealing for witnesses to contact CID at Ardmore on 0845 600 8000, or anonymously on the Crimestoppers confidential line on 0800 555 111.