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Man charged with attempted murder after Newry stabbings

A 42-year-old Newry man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder following a weekend stabbing of two young men in the city.

Two teenagers, aged 15 and 18, were injured in an incident, which took place on First Avenue at around 10.50pm on Saturday.

Both victims and the suspect were treated in hospital. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The accused, Aaron Magee appeared via video link at Newry Magistrates Court from a PSNI holding cell in Lurgan, Co Armagh.

The defendant spoke only to confirm his identity and that he understood the charges.

A PSNI detective told the court she could connect the accused to the charges including possession and supply of cocaine and cannabis.

The defendant is further charged of possession of an unknown weapon on Saturday in First Avenue, Newry.

No bail application was made with defence stating that a suitable address was yet to be arranged.

District judge Eamonn King remanded Magee into custody to appear via video link at Newry court on October 14.

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