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Double murder bid accused is remanded in custody

By Alan Erwin

Published 22/10/2015

A man has been remanded in custody accused of two attempted murders in north Belfast
A man has been remanded in custody accused of two attempted murders in north Belfast

A man has been remanded in custody accused of two attempted murders in north Belfast.

John James Bell (38) was arrested following stabbings on the city's Limestone Road early on Monday.

Bell, of Parkend Street in Belfast, is charged with attempting to murder Michael and Edward Rosbotham.

He also faces further counts of assaults on a policewoman, a designated PSNI representative, and threatening to kill them both.

Appearing before Belfast Magistrates Court, Bell gave a thumbs-up signal to friends as he entered the dock. He nodded to confirm he understood the charges but made no further comment.

No application for bail was mounted at this stage.

A defence lawyer indicated some issues were still to be resolved before his client seeks release.

District Judge Peter King remanded Bell in custody to appear again by video-link later this week.

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