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Man due in court after two wounded in stabbing attack

BY COLIN O'CARROLL

A man has been charged with with two counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent following two stabbings in Lurgan, Co Armagh.

Police arrested the man (28) after the attack in the Brookvale Walk area of the town on Saturday afternoon.

A 21-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious stab wounds, where his condition was described as stable.

Another man in his 30s was also taken to hospital for treatment to a stab wound and was later discharged.

The 28-year-old is due to appear before Lisburn Magistrates Court this morning.

A PSNI spokesman said officers attended the scene after receiving reports of a disturbances in the area at about 1.50pm on Saturday.

Police have appealed for information. A PSNI spokesman said: "Anyone who knows anything about this incident is asked to contact CID in Lurgan immediately on 0845 600 8000.

"Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on freephone 0800 555 111."

Meanwhile, a teenager has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a separate incident in the Co Armagh town at the end of last week.

Caolan Coleman (18), of Castle Lane in Lurgan, is accused of attempting to murder his friend, Paul Cassidy (23) at a house party in the Co Armagh town.

Mr Cassidy is currently in a coma at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

He was said last night to be critically ill but stable.

Lisburn Magistrates Court was told Mr Coleman allegedly attacked his friend with a golf club last Thursday leaving him with serious injuries to his head and face.

A solicitor for the accused told the court that both men had been drinking and taking substances and both were "quite out of it" at the time of the alleged attack.

Judge Amanda Henderson said it was clearly a "very serious assault".

Bail was refused.

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