Hendron shocked by East Belfast stabbing

Alliance Belfast Councillor Maire Hendron, has expressed her shock after a man was stabbed in the back while he was walking his dog at 2am on Thursday morning on Imperial Street in East Belfast.

A man in a black hoodie stabbed him in the back before holding the knife to his throat. The man’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Cllr Maire Hendron said: “I am shocked at this vicious and brutal attack. Knives have no place on our streets and are a danger to everybody including those who carry them.

“My thoughts are with the victim. I hope he will be able to make a swift recovery from the injuries he sustained.

“The person responsible is obviously a very dangerous individual, so I would urge anybody who may be able to help the Police in their investigations to contact the PSNI or Crimestoppers.”


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