MAN CHARGED OVER NORTH BELFAST MACHETE ATTACK

18-year-old Caolan Curley charged with north Belfast machete attack

18-year-old Caolan Curley charged with north Belfast machete attack

A TEENAGER has been remanded in custody charged with slashing a man in the face with a machete.

The attack happened in the Edlingham Street area of north Belfast in the early hours of Sunday.

The 22-year-old victim, who was cut on the face with the weapon, was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.

Caolan Curley appeared at Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The 18-year-old was charged with assault, causing grievous bodily harm with intent and having a machete in public

Curley, of Verner Street in the city did not seek bail.

He was remanded to Hydebank Young Offenders Centre in south Belfast to appear again via video-link later this week.

 

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