BREAKING: Belfast Christmas market on LOCKDOWN after man stabbed near busy shopping centre

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
By Paul Martin

A MAN has been rushed to hospital in a critical condition after being found stabbed near the Christmas market in Belfast.

Wed, Dec 21, 2016

Police are currently at the scene on Donegall Square North and the popular market has been cordoned off.

A spokesperson from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said it received a call at 19:45 GMT.

He said: “We got the call before 8pm to reports that a man in his 40s was stabbed at the city hall. We sent a rapid response paramedic along with our A&E crew.

“The patient was treated at the scene and was taken to the Royal Victoria hospital where he is in a serious condition.”

The victim is believed to be in his 40s.

Shocked eyewitness Adrian Huston said: “We were walking near the market stalls outside City Hall and we saw a man standing, leaning the railings with his head drooped to his chest.

“From what we could see he was a very bad colour, very grey.”

He added: ”He was just standing there very still and there was a steward from the market standing with him talking to him.

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