Attorney at law Joshua Francis is now a patient at the Dominica, China Friendship Hospital reportedly nursing a stab wound to his back.
According to reports reaching Kairinews Francis was attacked at his home in Belfast and stabbed in the back by a known individual.
Francis is the former parliamentary representative for the Roseau South constituency and also former deputy political leader for the opposition United Workers Party (UWP)
Reports from the Dominica China Friendship hospital are that Francis was in stable condition.
Speaking to Q95 FM from the hospital earlier this afternoon, fellow-attorney-at-law Ronald Charles, reported that he had spoken to Francis who, he said, was in a stable condition.
Earlier this afternoon video footage of Francis being carried aboard an ambulance was making the rounds on social media.
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