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Man remanded into custody charged over Downpatrick stabbing

A CO Down man was remanded into custody yesterday accused of trying to kill a man he allegedly stabbed.

Adam Kerr (21) confirmed that he understood the three charges against him when he appeared yesterday at Downpatrick Magistrates Court.

Kerr, from Saul Street in the town, is accused of attempting to murder, assault and causing criminal damage, all alleged to have been committed on December 10.

The charges came after Mr Milligan sustained, what a police spokesperson said were, serious stab wounds to his side in an overnight incident at Ardilea Park, just off the Killough Road.

Police were called to the scene just after 4am and after they found the 22-year-old with stab wounds to his side and back.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

In court yesterday a police officer gave evidence that he believed he could connect Kerr to the offences and as defence barrister Paul McAlinden did not lodge a bail application, District Judge Amanda Brady remanded Kerr into custody to appear again on Thursday.

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