29/01/2007

Pair remanded over attempted murder charge

Two teenagers have appeared in Downpatrick Magistrates court charged with attempted murder.

The pair, a 16-year-old who cannot be named for legal reasons and Michael Joseph Topping, 18, from Greer Park Heights in Belfast, were charged in connection with an attack on a 17-year-old male at Primrose Hill, in the Saintfield Road area of Carryduff in the early hours of Saturday morning.

They were remanded in custody and will appear via video-link at Castlereagh Court on February 23.

Three other youths who were arrested in connection with the attack, have since been released without charge.

The victim is currently in a “serious” condition in the Intensive Care Unit of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

(EF)

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