Stabbing prompts crackdown call

The stabbing of a 16 year-old boy in Derry has sparked calls for knife crime to be stamped out in the city.

The teenager received four stab wounds to his upper body and was taken to hospital for treatment in the early hours of Saturday.

Police said they believe the boy was injured in a fight in the Creggan Heights area with another youth just after 1.30am.

A 20 year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident.

Foyle Assembly election candidate Mark H Durkan said those involved in knife crime must face the full rigours of the law. “Knife crime needs eradicated, those responsible need to be brought before the courts.

“Anybody with information needs to pass it to the PSNI. We have seen tragic examples of what knife crime can do not only to one person, but to family and the wider community.”