Alex Easton MLA has today called the individual who stabbed a runner at Strickland’s Glen as nothing more than a thug, who needs locked up for their actions.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“The individual involved in a serious assault and stabbing of a runner at Strickland’s Glen on Saturday is nothing more than a thug who needs caught and locked up before he hurts anyone else. This is a very serious incident as the runner could have been killed; there is no place in our society for someone who will hit someone on the head and then use a knife to harm someone. My sympathy goes out to the runner, and I wish them a speedy recovery. I would urge anyone who was on the coastal path and seen anyone running away from the direction of Strickland’s Glen to come forward to the PSNI and assist them with their investigation. This individual is a thug he needs caught and to be brought before the courts, he could have killed someone, and if he can do this he is capable of anything! He needs caught and put him in jail where he belongs.”