Safety fears after stabbing
Thursday, 5 January 2017
CALLS have been made for improved community safety in Antrim after a man was stabbed in the back at the height of the Christmas holidays.
At around 8.25pm on Boxing Night, an altercation took place between a number of people in the town centre.
A family group who were socialising in High Street were allegedly chased by a number of people on to Dublin Road where the stabbing occurred.
A 19-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment to a 'serious' stab wound to his back.
Antrim Alliance councillor Neil Kelly, who lived close to the scene for many years, condemned the incident, calling it 'baffling' .
Sinn Féin's South Antrim MLA, Declan Kearney said: "I intend to raise this matter with the PSNI's district commander at my next scheduled meeting in January, and will be seeking assurances that all available measures are deployed to address town centre community safety."
* Read the full story in this week's Antrim Guardian.
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