Belfast Telegraph

Man accused of Belfast stabbing refused bail

Belfast Magistrates Court.
Belfast Magistrates Court.

By Alan Erwin

A 30-year-old man was remanded in custody on Monday accused of carrying out a stabbing in east Belfast.

Gary Holmes appeared before the city's Magistrates Court on a charge of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm to another man.

The alleged victim, aged in his twenties, sustained stab wounds to his body in the Grand Parade area last Friday.

Holmes, of Sunderland Road in Belfast, denies the charge against him.

During a bail application defence lawyer Jonathan Burke of McConnell Kelly Solicitors contended that there is only a circumstantial case against his client.

But District Judge Mark Hamill refused to release the accused, citing the potential risk of re-offending.

He remanded Holmes in custody to appear again by video-link on July 29.

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