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Man charged with attempted murder following Lurgan stabbing

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A man has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing incident in Lurgan on Monday.

Detectives investigating the report of a stabbing in the Shankill Street area of Lurgan have this morning confirmed that a a 26-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder.

He’s due to appear before Lisburn Magistrates’ Court this morning.

As is normal procedure, the charge will be reviewed by the PPS.

A PSNI spokesperson, speaking following the incident yesterday, said: “We received a report just after 1.15am that a man, aged in his 20s, had sustained a stab wound.

“He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

“We are working to establish a motive for the incident and would appeal to anyone with information, or who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area, to get in touch on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 100 of 22/04/19 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

It followed an incident where a 15-year-old girl was stabbed on Good Friday. A 14-year-old girl was charged with grievous bodily harm with intent.

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