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Teenager faces attempted murder charge after domestic dispute

A teenager stabbed a man in the throat and stomach and punched his own mother after a row in her bedroom, a court was told yesterday.

The alleged victim, Mark Nevin, needed 30 stitches for an abdomen wound and required another seven staples in his neck following the alleged attack at Thames Court, Belfast.

Joseph Slane (19) faces a charge of attempted murder over the incident last Friday.

He is further accused of assault occasioning actual bodily harm against his mother.

A detective constable who said he could connect Mr Slane with the charges told Belfast Magistrates Court a household knife was allegedly used to slit the victim's throat and puncture his abdomen during a domestic-type dispute.

The accused surrendered himself to police on Monday and admitted being involved in an altercation but denied any pre-medicated assault, the court heard.

Mr Slane, who lived at the Thames Court address, was granted bail but ordered to live at another location several miles away.

He was also banned from carrying any knives, put on a curfew and told to report to police daily.

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