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Adam Kerr charged with murder bid following Downpatrick stabbing

By Paul Higgins

A Co Down man has been remanded in custody accused of trying to kill a person he allegedly stabbed.

Standing in the dock of Downpatrick Magistrates Court, 21-year-old Adam Kerr confirmed that he understood the three charges against him.

Kerr, from Saul Street in the town, is accused of attempting to murder Caylan Milligan, assaulting Nathan Drake and causing criminal damage to cupboard doors which belonged to Ryan Wilson. The offences are alleged to have been committed on Sunday.

The charges arise after 22-year-old Mr Milligan suffered what police said were serious stab wounds to his side in an overnight incident at Ardilea Park, just off the Killough Road in Downpatrick.

Police were called to the scene just after 4am and found Mr Milligan with stab wounds to his side and back. He was taken to hospital by ambulance but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Yesterday in court, a police officer gave evidence saying he believed he could connect Kerr to the offences.

As defence barrister Paul McAlinden did not lodge a bail application, District Judge Amanda Brady remanded Kerr into custody to appear again on Thursday.

Mr McAlinden told the court he may be applying for Kerr's release at that stage.

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