Attack accused brothers to stand trial
Two brothers are to stand trial accused in connection with an attack in Belfast which left the victim requiring reconstructive surgery on his arm.
District Judge Fiona Bagnall ruled yesterday that Joseph McManus (25) and Kieran McManus (24) should be returned to the Crown Court on charges including possession of a samurai sword. The pair were allegedly involved in violence which flared in the Turf Lodge area of west Belfast in February last year.
Joseph McManus, of Norglen Parade, Belfast, is accused of threats to kill, attempt to commit grievous bodily harm, affray and threats to damage property.
He is also charged with |possessing offensive weapons. He was remanded in custody.
Kieran, of Orchard Hill, Crumlin, is accused of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, affray, threats to damage property and having a sword and knife.
He was released on continuing bail, with a condition that he is not to go within one mile of Monagh Drive in Belfast.