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Man tried to kill own gran with knife, court is told

A Belfast man accused of trying to stab his grandmother to death has been remanded in custody.

William Cuthbert (29) also allegedly stole £300 from the pensioner during the attack in the east of the city.

Cuthbert appeared before Belfast Magistrates Court yesterday charged with attempting to murder Anne Carson.

The alleged attack occurred at his Trillick Court address on Thursday. The victim, understood to be 70, sustained chest and arm wounds.

As he stood in the dock Cuthbert spoke only to confirm he understood the allegations. A policeman said he could connect the accused to the charges.

Defence solicitor Dennis Boyd said that he was not seeking bail but told the court: "The defendant was horrified when he learned of the injuries caused to his grandmother."

Remanding Cuthbert in custody, District Judge Fiona Bagnall order him to appear again by video-link in four weeks.

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