Teenager accused over knife attack on father and son remanded
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.