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Man charged over west Belfast stabbing

Laganside Court Belfast .Pic Hugh Russell.

A MAN charged with attempted murder was remanded in custody yesterday over an alleged knife attack at a Belfast filling station.

Gareth Bradley (29) appeared before the city's Magistrates Court accused of inflicting wounds to another man early on Wednesday morning.

The alleged victim is understood to have undergone surgery following the incident at a garage on the Andersonstown Road.

Bradley, of Woodbourne Court in Belfast, faces charges of attempted murder, wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and possessing a knife with intent to commit attempted murder.

Asked if he understood the three counts against him, he nodded in reply.

No further details were disclosed, but a detective constable said he could connect Bradley to the alleged offences.

Defence solicitor told the court his client underwent a lengthy series of interviews and may be subjected to a Viper identification procedure.

He asked for the case to be adjourned until next week when an application for bail may be mounted.

Bradley was remanded in custody to appear again by video-link on June 7.

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