Police are currently at the scene of a stabbing incident at a house in Liska Manor in Newry.
Officers received a report at around 5.30pm on Saturday evening that a woman had been stabbed a number of times at a house in the area.
Police and paramedics attended the scene and the woman was removed to hospital for treatment to her injuries which have been described as serious.
A search was conducted in the area of Liska Manor and a male suspect aged 38, was arrested a short time later on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.
He is currently in custody assisting officers with their enquiries.
Anyone with any information about this incident or who may be able to help with the investigation, is asked to call police in Newry on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference number 1298 07/11/20, or submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.
SDLP MLA Justin McNulty commented: “Having spoken to the police and they have confirmed a stabbing incident at Liska Manor in Newry this evening.
“A young mother has been taken to Daisy Hill ED and has been transferred to the Royal in critical condition with multiple wounds.
“God love the children and I pray that the young woman recovers.
“There is a really great close knit community all around Liska and everyone will be shocked by this news.”
Sinn Fein MLA Liz Kimmins added: “Distressing news that a young woman has been seriously injured in a stabbing incident in Liska Manor Newry.
“The thoughts and prayers of all are with the young victim in the hope she makes a full recovery.
“Police are currently investigating and anyone with information regarding this incident should contact them.”
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