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Man (27) accused of knife attack bid

By Alan Erwin

Published 11/02/2016

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

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

William Cuthbert (27) was arrested by police investigating the incident at Trillick Street in the east of the city.

Cuthbert, of Trillick Court, is accused of 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, namely a knife.

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

At Belfast Magistrates Court yesterday he confirmed he understood the allegations. 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.

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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