MAN HELD IN MURDER BID PROBE

Teen remanded in custody charged on Saturday with trying to kill his friend at a house party

Teen remanded in custody charged on Saturday with trying to kill his friend at a house party

DETECTIVES have launched an investigation into the attempted murder of a man.

The 21-year-old man is said to be in a stable condition in hospital after being stabbed several times in Lurgan on Saturday afternoon.

He was treated for several stab wounds following an assault at around 2pm in the Brookvale Walk area of the town.

Another 30-year-old man was also treated in hospital for treatment to one stab wound. He was later discharged.

A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Detectives in Lurgan have appealed for anyone who witnessed the stabbings to contact them on 0845 600 8000.

It is the second attempted murder investigation in the two within the past few days.

On Saturday, a teenager faced a court charged with trying to kill his friend at a drink and drugs house party.

Caolan Coleman, of Castle Lane Lurgan, is accused of attempting to murder his 23-year-old friend Paul Cassidy.

Mr Cassidy is in a coma in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

He is critically ill but stable at the moment.

The murder bid happened around 3.30 am on Thursday morning at a house in Liscorran Court.

A court heard that Coleman allegedly attacked his friend with a golf club on Thursday at a leaving him with serious injuries to his head and face.

A solicitor for the 18-year-old accused told Lisburn Magistrate’s Court that both men had been drinking and taking substances and both were “quite out of it” at the time of the alleged attack.

Judge Amanda Henderson said it was clearly a “very serious assault”.

Bail was refused and Coleman was remanded in custody to Hydebank Young Offenders Centre.

 

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