'Serious stabbing' in Antrim: Four men have cases further adjourned

'Serious stabbing' in Antrim: Four men have cases further adjourned

FOUR men charged in connection with what a previous court heard was a "very serious stabbing case" have had their cases further adjourned.

Three of the men - 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 - are accused of grievous bodily harm with intent regarding a male; and possession of a bat and possession of a knife at Tiger Court in Antrim town on January 10 this year.

Devine is also charged with possessing Diazepam with intent to supply and possession of Diazepam.

Foster's further charges are possession of Diazepam and Temazepam.

Kevin Daniel Valliday (26) of 'no fixed abode' in Belfast, is charged with grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a knife and screwdriver at Tiger Court.

A previous sitting of Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena (main picture) heard a defence lawyer say the charges were connected to a "very serious stabbing case," Court News NI can report.

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."

The cases were adjourned to May 31.