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Portadown man in court accused of trying to murder brother

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Quirk, from Obins Avenue in Portadown, is charged with the attempted murder of his sibling and inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent on May 24 (stock photo)

Quirk, from Obins Avenue in Portadown, is charged with the attempted murder of his sibling and inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent on May 24 (stock photo)

Quirk, from Obins Avenue in Portadown, is charged with the attempted murder of his sibling and inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent on May 24 (stock photo)

A man appeared in court yesterday accused of trying to kill his brother.

Appearing at Lisburn Magistrates' Court via video-link from police custody, Martin Quirk (28) confirmed that he understood the seven charges against him.

Quirk, from Obins Avenue in Portadown, is charged with the attempted murder of his sibling and inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent on May 24.

He is also charged with having weapons, namely a kitchen knife and a hurling stick; threatening to kill and assaulting his brother; and causing criminal damage to the complainant's jewellery, allegedly committed on the same date.

Defence solicitor Joe McVeigh asked for the case to be adjourned until Friday to allow time to obtain a bail address.

Remanding Quirk back into custody, District Judge Mark McGarrity re-listed the case for May 29.

Belfast Telegraph