Two men charged with north Belfast stabbing
Two men are to stand trial charged with attempted murder over a stabbing on a north Belfast street, a judge has ordered.
Anthony Harrison, 31, and Jamie Parke, 30, are also accused of trying to rob the victim of his mountain bike.
The injured party, a man in his thirties, was stabbed repeatedly in the abdomen during an encounter in the Clifton Drive and Cliftonville Road area on April 18 last year.
He suffered life-changing wounds and underwent emergency surgery, police said at the time.
The man was also allegedly struck with a wax candle burner as part of the same attack.
Harrison, with an address at Hillside View in Newtownabbey, and Parke, of Rosemount Gardens in Belfast, appeared together at the city’s Magistrates Court on Tuesday for a preliminary enquiry hearing.
Both men face counts of attempted murder, attempted robbery, and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
Both defendants were released on continuing bail, to appear again at a future arraignment hearing.