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Belfast man tried to stab his granny, court told

A Belfast man was remanded in custody today accused of trying to stab his grandmother to death.

William Cuthbert, 29, also allegedly stole £300 from the pensioner during the attack in the east of the city. Cuthbert appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court charged with attempting to murder Anne Carson.

The alleged attack occurred at his Trillick Court address on Thursday.

The victim, understood to be aged 70, sustained chest and arm wounds.

Cuthbert is further accused of possessing an offensive weapon, namely a knife, with intent to commit attempted murder.

A third charge relates to the theft of a handbag, two sets of keys and £300 in cash belonging to Mrs Carson.

As he stood in the dock Cuthbert spoke only to confirm he understood the allegations against him.

A policeman said he could connect the accused with the charges.

Putting no questions to the detective, defence solicitor Dennis Boyd added that he was not seeking bail.

But Mr Boyd told the court: "The defendant was horrified when he learned of the injuries caused to his grandmother.

"He is praying for her speedy recovery."

Remanding Cuthbert in custody, District Judge Fiona Bagnall order him to appear again by video-link in four weeks time.

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