Belfast Telegraph

Belfast teens accused of knife attack

By Alan Erwin

Two teenagers have appeared in court accused of trying to murder a man stabbed in the neck in south Belfast.

The victim, aged 20, was wounded in an incident at a hostel on the city's Malone Road on Saturday. He was treated in hospital for injuries described as not being life threatening.

Appearing together in the dock at Belfast Magistrates' Court were 18-year-olds Thomas Kane and Conneth Johnston.

Kane, from Spamount Street in the city, faces a single charge of attempted murder.

Johnston, of Malone Road, is also accused of attempted murder, plus further counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm to a woman and resisting police. He did not seek bail and was remanded in custody until next month.

Kane was granted bail to an approved address where he must abide by a curfew and electronic monitoring.

Both are due back in court in four weeks time.

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