A woman was stabbed a number of times last night at a house in Liska Manor, off the Dublin Road in Newry. The victim was taken to hospital where her conditions was described as serious. A man was arrested in the area.

Police received a report at around 5.30pm yesterday evening, Saturday 7 November that a woman had been stabbed a number of times at a house in the area. Police and paramedics attended the scene and the woman was removed to hospital for treatment to her injuries which have been described as serious.

A search was conducted in the area of Liska Manor and a male suspect aged 38, was arrested a short time later on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent. He is currently in custody assisting officers with their enquiries.

Anyone with any information about this incident or who may be able to help with the investigation, is asked to call police in Newry on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference number 1298 07/11/20, or submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via HTTP://WWW.PSNI.POLICE.UK

 You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at CRIMESTOPPERS-UK.ORG

Comenting on the incident MLA Liz Kimmins said ‘The thoughts  & prayers of all are with the young victim in the hope she makes a full recovery."

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