Belfast Telegraph

Two accused over hatchet murder bid in Belfast

By Alan Erwin

Two men have been remanded in custody charged with attempted murder following a hatchet attack in north Belfast.

It is alleged a 34-year-old man was struck on the head with the weapon at Glenrosa Link in the early hours of Sunday.

He was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition.

Appearing together in the dock at Belfast Magistrates Court yesterday were James Edwards and Piaras Devenney, both aged 26.

Edwards, of Glenrosa Street, and Devenney, from Rosemount Gardens, are jointly accused of attempted murder.

A detective said she could connect them to the charge. Defence lawyers did not cross-examine or seek bail during the hearing.

It was confirmed the charge is being contested.

Both accused were remanded in custody to appear again by video-link in four weeks' time.

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