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Belfast man in court accused of breaking into neighbour's house with knife, court hears

By Alan Erwin

Published 10/02/2016

A Belfast man was remanded in custody today accused of breaking into a neighbour's house with a knife in a bid to attack him.

William Cuthbert was arrested by police investigating the incident at Trillick Street in the east of the city.

The 27-year-old defendant, of Trillick Court, is charged with aggravated burglary with intent to commit grievous bodily harm to a man at the property on January 19.

He is alleged to have had a weapon of offence, namely a knife, at the time.

Cuthbert faces further charges of possessing Class B cannabis and Class C Tramadol drugs when he was detained on Tuesday.

Standing in the dock at Belfast Magistrates' Court today, he spoke only to confirm he understood the allegations against him.

A detective constable said he could connect Cuthbert to the charges.

Defence solicitor Dennis Boyd told the court he was not yet in a position to seek bail for his client.

"There's an address issue to be resolved," Mr Boyd added.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall remanded the accused in custody to appear again by video-link in a week's time.

He is expected to apply for bail at that stage.

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