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Teenager accused over knife attack on father and son remanded

By Alan Erwin

Published 13/06/2015

A teenager was remanded into custody yesterday charged with the attempted murder of a father and son in a knife attack on the outskirts of north Belfast
A teenager was remanded into custody yesterday charged with the attempted murder of a father and son in a knife attack on the outskirts of north Belfast

A teenager was remanded into custody yesterday charged with the attempted murder of a father and son in a knife attack on the outskirts of north Belfast.

Gareth McAllister is also accused of inflicting wounds on a 74-year-old pensioner during a triple stabbing in Glengormley, Co Antrim.

All three victims are members of the same family.

Eighteen-year-old McAllister, of Rogan Manor in Newtownabbey, was arrested at a petrol station close to their home on Wednesday night.

A man aged 20 had suffered a slash wound to his forehead in an alleged attack at the house on the Antrim Road.

His 51-year-old father and grandfather also sustained cuts as further violence broke out at the nearby garage, according to police.

McAllister appeared before Belfast Magistrates Court yesterday on a total of 10 counts.

He is charged with the attempted murders of Jonathan and John Green, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm to Derek Green.

The other alleged offences include: possessing a bread knife in public; four assaults on police representatives; a separate assault on John Green last Saturday; and criminal damage to his front door.

McAllister spoke only to confirm he understood the charges against him.

Although no further details were disclosed, a detective constable said he could connect the accused to the offences.

Defence lawyer Gavin Graham, of Reavey and Company Solicitors, did not seek to cross-examine the officer.

Mr Graham also confirmed: "There's no bail application at this time."

District Judge Fiona Bagnall remanded McAllister in custody to appear again by video-link next Thursday.

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