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Co Down man remanded into custody on charges relating to Newtownards stabbing

A detective constance told the court she believed she could connect Mr Johnston to each of the charges

A CO Down man has been remanded into custody on charges relating to a stabbing.

Appearing at Downpatrick Magistrates Court by videolink from police custody yesterday, 22-year-old Roben Johnston spoke only to confirm that he understood the two charges against him.

Mr Johnston, from High Street in Comber, is accused of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possessing a weapon, namely two knives, with intent to cause GBH on Saturday October 30.

Police had responded to a report of an `altercation' in Mill Street in Newtownards at around 9.30pm.

On arrival they found a man who had suffered `a number' of stab wounds and was taken to hospital for treatment. In court a detective constable told the court she believed she could connect Mr Johnston to each of the charges.

There as no bail application and District Judge Amanda Brady remanded him into custody and adjourned the case to November 17.

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