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Teen stabbed in face several times during New Year incident in Armagh city centre

He will undergo surgery after being stabbed several times last night while a man has been arrested following the incident

A teenager is in hospital after being stabbed in the face a number of times in Armagh on New Year’s Eve.

Police in Armagh have arrested a man following the report of last night’s incident.

A report was received shortly after 10.30pm on Saturday evening that a 17-year-old male had been stabbed in the Lower English Street area of the city.

He was taken to hospital following the incident and will undergo surgery for a number of stab wounds to his face.

A 19-year-old man was arrested a short time later on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence and remains in custody at this time.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and detectives would ask anyone with any information about this incident to contact them at Ardmore station on 101, quoting reference number 1735 31/12/22. A report can be made online using the non-emergency reporting form via or you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at



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