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Accused 'attacked men in mum's home with Rambo-style knife'

By Alan Erwin

Published 28/11/2015

Kelvin Kane (21) is accused of entering the Portrush property with a friend in the middle of the night and targeting the pair in upstairs bedrooms
Kelvin Kane (21) is accused of entering the Portrush property with a friend in the middle of the night and targeting the pair in upstairs bedrooms

A Co Antrim man broke into his mother's home to attack two other men with a "Rambo-style" knife, the High Court heard.

Kelvin Kane (21) is accused of entering the Portrush property with a friend in the middle of the night and targeting the pair in upstairs bedrooms.

Prosecutors said one man was stabbed in the chest and hip, while the other sustained wounds to his back and rib area.

Kane, of Glenmanus Park in the town, faces charges of aggravated burglary with intent to commit grievous bodily harm, two counts of wounding with intent, disorderly behaviour and a common assault on his mother. It is alleged the offences were committed at the property on August 3.

He is also accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm on a third man and criminal damage to a wall at his mother's home in two separate incidents over the preceding 48 hours.

Kane denies carrying out any of the attacks or having the knife at any stage.

During a bail application the court heard he had been told to leave home for punching holes in a plaster board during a row over a Chinese takeaway on August 1.

Conor Gillespie, prosecuting, said Kane returned to the house with a friend at around 3.30am two days later.

Kane's application for bail was adjourned until forensic results come back on the alleged weapon.

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