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Belfast woman stabbed man in the back, court hears

A woman stabbed a man in the back as he passed her in the street, the High Court has heard.

Lynn Millar is accused of inflicting the wound and then following him home to issue more threats while still brandishing the knife, prosecutors said.

Details emerged as a judge agreed to let the 45-year-old return to live in the Sandy Row area of Belfast, where the alleged stabbing took place.

Millar, with an address at Linfield Gardens in the city, faces charges of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon.

She has been on bail since the incident last December, but had been banned from going near that part of the city.

During an application to vary those terms, the court was told the stab victim is alleged to have been involved in an earlier attack on one of Millar's relatives.

It was claimed that he walked past Millar in the Clementine Gardens area on December 10. Stephanie Boyd, prosecuting, said the man claimed to have felt a blow and ran back to his mother's house, thinking he had been punched.

"It was only when he got home that he realised he had been stabbed in the back," the barrister added.

Granting the bail variation, the judge cited medical issues and Millar's rights to family life.

He imposed a ban on drinking and ordered her to have no contact with the victim or his family.

Belfast Telegraph