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Last Updated: Saturday, 26 March, 2005, 14:58 GMT
Teenage boy is stabbed in street
A teenager has been stabbed in the head in west Belfast.

The 17-year-old youth was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital for treatment after the attack. He has since been discharged.

He was walking along the Falls Road at 0245 GMT on Saturday after a night out with friends when four youths chased him and attacked him.

Two knives were removed from the scene for forensic examination. Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Sinn Fein assembly member Fra McCann said the local community were working hard to minimise such violent attacks.

"Over a period of time, there have been a number of attacks that have taken place in and around this area," he said.

"The community would be appalled that this has taken place in their midst. As always they would believe that the people who carried out this attack and other attacks in this area have no place within the community at large."

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