Sword attack in West Belfast…

A truly bizarre not to mention frightening attack in West Belfast, when a man discovered his stolen car in the Dungloe Crescent area he was attacked by a ‘swordsman’ who chased him and his friend to his friend’s car nearby. One radio report described the attacker as having white powder around his nose and mouth. One of the two victims sustained facial injuries when the attacker tried to smash through the windscreen to get at them.

  • Rory

    Top 10 Northern Ireland News Stories
    24 August 2006
    Two arrested over Bangor murder

    24 August 2006
    Sword attack in west Belfast

    24 August 2006
    Body find still treated as ‘suspicious’

    23 August 2006
    Murder investigation after body find

    23 August 2006
    Man shot in north Belfast

    23 August 2006
    Post mortem due after suspicious death

    23 August 2006
    Man remanded over arms find

    23 August 2006
    Two distraction robberies in Portadown

    23 August 2006
    On-screen exam marking ‘a success’

    23 August 2006
    Two charged over pensioner robbery

    These are the top 10 news stories? What the hell happened to “Local pensioner mourns death of his faithful Jack Russell” or ” Church roof restoration fund soars to £70.13s.8p” or even the really startling stuff like ” Two sunny days in a row in Portavogie” ?

    I really wonder if these new young whippersnapper journalists are being trained properly.

  • its ok

    Dont worry those crafy peeps in the community restorative justice outfit will soon have this crazed swordsman……..

    er what will they actually do ?

  • Garibaldy

    They’ll have him painting fences

  • skinbop

    23 August 2006
    On-screen exam marking ‘a success’

    well i guess its still 9 out of 10 rory.

    so the attacker had white powder around his nose AND mouth?? maybe it was yer man outta Scarface??

  • Rory

    Be careful, Skinbop, any slighting references to men wearing face powder could have you banged up for “homophobia”. Much easier to kick someone senseless because of their assumed religious affiliation. The police don’t care to investigate such misdemeanours.

    I do like the question posed by It’s ok of the Restorative Justice group – “er what will they actually do ?” Perhaps some benign form of alternative medicine whereby the sharp application of baseball bats replaces lithium and listening for the treatment of the seriously mentally ill. Tony Blair would approve. Cuts down NHS spending.