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Raid accused remanded in custody

By Alan Erwin

A 29-year-old man has been remanded in custody accused of carrying out a machete attack during an attempted robbery in west Belfast.

Gareth Paul Bradley appeared before the city's Magistrates' Court after being arrested over the alleged assault on the Andersonstown Road on Monday.

The defendant, of St James Parade in Belfast, faces charges of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, possessing an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence and attempted robbery.

Bradley was also in court for a scheduled preliminary inquiry into a separate alleged attack on another man slashed with a knife at a west Belfast filling station in June last year.

He was returned for trial on charges of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possessing an offensive weapon in public over that incident.

Bradley was remanded in custody until a future application is mounted.

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