Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 28 August 2014

Victim's throat cut during row, court told

A man's throat was slashed with a broken bottle after he tried to stop an alleged assault on his sister, the High Court has heard.

The court was told the man was stabbed in the neck and back as he tried to flee from a flat on October 18. The alleged attacker, said to have downed a bottle of Buckfast and up to 30 valium tablets, claimed he acted in self-defence.

Charles Foley (32), of Barrack Street, Strabane, was granted bail on charges of attempted murder and grievous bodily harm with intent.

The court heard how the alleged victim claimed he tried to intervene after his sister was grabbed by her partner Foley.

During police interview Foley claimed he had passed out on a couch after taking drink and tablets, only to be woken by the alleged victim punching him.

The defendant said he managed to disarm him and then acted in self-defence. His barrister claimed arrest warrants have been issued for the injured man.

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