Alliance Titanic Councillor Michelle Kelly has condemned those responsible for a stabbing that took place in East Belfast.
Police received a report at around 12:15am that "the victim was set upon by three males, stabbed several times in the back and beaten around the head in an alleyway in the vicinity of Clandeboye Street and Epworth Street".
Cllr Michelle Kelly said: “I am shocked at the incredibly brutal nature of this attack. Knives have no place on our streets and are a danger to everybody including those who carry them.
“My thoughts go out to the victim. I hope he will be able to make a recovery from the serious injuries he has sustained.
“I urge anyone with information on this incident to contact police about it immediately.”