Attempted murders: Craig Binnie remanded
A man has appeared in court charged with trying to murder a pensioner and three women in a knife attack.
Appearing in the dock of Belfast Magistrates Court with a visible wound on the left side of his neck, 41-year-old Craig Binnie confirmed he understood the charges against him.
Binnie, originally from Scotland, but now with an address at Tynan Drive in Newtownabbey, is accused of the attempted murders of pensioner Samuel Gaynor and three women, Lisa Donaghy, Angela Bell and Nancy McDowell on December 30.
He is further accused of causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Robert McDowell on the same date.
The charges arose after paramedics were called to the scene at two neighbouring homes in Ballyduff Gardens, close to the Ballyduff Brae area of Newtownabbey, at around 4pm last Monday.
No bail application was lodged on his behalf.
District Judge Harry McKibbin remanded Binnie into custody to appear again on January 10 via video.