Police launch murder investigation after fatal stabbing near IKEA

Police have launched a murder investigation


One of the two stabbing victims found near IKEA at 5:30am has died due to his injuries.

The 21 year old who has yet to be named was taken to the hospital shortly after being found.

A 23 year old was also found with stab wounds nearby. He was brought to University Hospital and is currently in a serious but stable condition.

A second 23 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of committing grievous bodily harm. He is currently under police custody.

Police were called to Club M, a venue located across the road from IKEA on Croft Road.

Detective Inspector Harry Harrison stated: “Sadly another young man has lost his life in a knife attack.

“Our thoughts are with his family at this dreadful time. Our family liaison officers are supporting them as we continue our investigations into what happened in the early hours of this morning.

“We are aware that numerous people who were at the club at the time could have witnessed what happened and I would urge them to contact us with any information no matter how insignificant it may seem."

Police have urged anyone with information on the attack to come forward.