Court in Ballymena is told of 'very serious stabbing'

Court in Ballymena is told of 'very serious stabbing'

THREE men accused of grievous bodily harm with intent; possession of a bat as an offensive weapon and possession of a knife at Tiger Court in Antrim town on January 10 this year have had their cases further adjourned to April 26.

They are: Neil David Foster (47), of Tiger Court; Charlie Valliday (25), of Durnish Road, Antrim; and Reece Devine (25), with an address listed as Greenmount Drive in Coleraine.

At Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena (main picture), a defence lawyer said the charges were connected to a "very serious stabbing case".

He said all three are on bail.

The charges are linked to an incident in which a man was allegedly stabbed several times.

At the time of the incident the PSNI said: "The man was hit on the head twice with a baseball bat and bitten a number of times on his face, before being stabbed numerous times in the abdomen.

"The man attended hospital for treatment to serious injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening at this time."