Police have confirmed a man found with serious injuries in the early hours of this morning (11 November) had been stabbed.
The man was found near the Primark store in Long Row with a puncture wound to his body at around 01.45.
He was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre where he remains in a critical condition.
Detectives are viewing CCTV footage covering the city centre. Forensic examinations and specialist searches have also been carried out in the area.
A cordon, which closed Long Row, from its junction with High Street to where it meets the Council House was lifted at 2pm today.