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Man in court charged with attempted murder after two people stabbed in Belfast pharmacy robbery bid

A man has appeared in court charged with attempted murder after two people were stabbed in a pharmacy robbery bid in west Belfast.

Patrick Campbell faces 11 charges in relation to the incident at a chemist shop on the Falls Road  on Thursday.

Two men were injured after a man armed with a knife entered McDonagh’s pharmacy and attempted to steal prescription pills.

A man in his 40s was stabbed in the arm and a man aged in his 50s suffered a stab wound to the chest but their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Campbell (26) appeared at Belfast Magistrates’ Court today charged with attempted murder, attempted robbery, causing grievous bodily harm, possession of a knife with intent to rob and assault on police.

He is further charged with robbing a woman of her mobile phone and possession of a knife with intent to rob on the same date.

The west Belfast man, of no fixed abode, is also charged with attempting to rob money from a man and from a woman and two counts of possession of a knife with attempt to rob on April 5.

No bail application was made at court and District Judge George Conner remanded him in custody to appear again on May 5.

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