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A Portadown man accused of stabbing another man after their partners got into a row over a phone has been granted bail

A Portadown man accused of stabbing another man after their partners got into a row over a phone has been granted bail

A Portadown man accused of stabbing another man after their partners got into a row over a phone has been granted bail

A Portadown man accused of stabbing another man after their partners got into a row over a phone has been granted bail.

Craigavon Magistrates Court yesterday heard that when police arrived at the scene, in Crawford Park in the town, during the early hours of Sunday morning, they witnessed the defendant washing blood from his hands.

Jorge Iuri Louriero, of Crawford Park, is charged with the attempted murder, common assault, and possession of a knife in a public place.

It was heard during the brief hearing that police were called to the scene at around 3.40am by members of the ambulance service.

It is alleged the 32-year-old, along with two other males, had chased the injured party from the back of the defendant's home address.

A PSNI constable stated the injured party had received two stab wounds; one in the Crawford Park area and another at nearby Shamrock Park.

The court heard how the injured man is still receiving treatment in hospital as a result.

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A prosecutor raised concerns over the bail application, saying there was a possibility Louriero would attempt to intimidate the injured party - who lives less than one mile away - and the neighbours who witnessed the incident.

Defence barrister, Aaron Thompson, said Louriero accepted his involvement during interview, but had claimed self-defence.

He added that his client had made a full and frank account of the events to police.

Louriero was released on his own bail of £500 and was banned from entering Portadown and contacting anyone involved in the case.

He must also observe a curfew.

Belfast Telegraph


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