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Man slashed in neck and face as pensioner is arrested for attempted murder

A 69-year-old man is being questioned by police

A man remains in serious condition in hospital after being slashed repeatedly in the face, neck and abdomen in Co Armagh last night (Monday).

The gruesome attack took place in the Derrytrasna Lane area, close to the Lough shore on Monday evening.

Police responded to a report of an altercation at an address at around 7.40pm and found a man aged in his 50s had been stabbed several times.

Detective Inspector Harvey said: “The victim sustained wounds to his neck, face and abdomen during the attack, which we believed took place outside the address.

“The man was taken to hospital for injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening at this time.

“A 69-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, possession of an offensive weapon and wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

“We are appealing to anyone who witnessed anything in this area last night around 7.30pm to phone police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1263 of 18/12/17.”

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