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Knife attack accused is refused bail

By Cate McCurry

Published 14/06/2016

A 26-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after a man was left with life-threatening injuries in a knife attack at a Co Tyrone house party
A 26-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after a man was left with life-threatening injuries in a knife attack at a Co Tyrone house party

A 26-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after a man was left with life-threatening injuries in a knife attack at a Co Tyrone house party.

Emil Farfara, of Obins Street, Portadown, appeared in Dungannon Magistrates Court yesterday.

Farfara, who is originally from Romania, was at a house party in Coalisland when the alleged incident took place early on Sunday morning.

The Public Prosecution Service claimed Farfara and the injured man had both taken alcohol.

They further alleged that the defendant followed the victim in to the kitchen and stabbed him with a knife following a heated argument.

It was claimed Farfara said he armed himself with a knife as he was leaving the house as he feared for his own safety following alleged aggressive behaviour from the injured man and another person.

District Judge Bernie Kelly refused bail given the risk of flight.

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