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Armagh man to face Crown Court over city centre stabbing on New Year’s Eve

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A 20-year-old Armagh man is to appear before Newry Crown Court later this summer following the stabbing of a teenage boy in the city centre on New Year’s Eve last year.

Oisin Smith, of Legar Hill Park, appeared before Armagh Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Newry, this morning (Tuesday) for the purpose of a preliminary enquiry.

He is charged with grievous bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon – namely a Stanley knife – with intent to commit an indictable offence, wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm, and grievous bodily harm with intent.

The alleged incident occurred in the Lower English Street area of the city. The 17-year-old alleged victim was taken to hospital at around 10.30pm.

Defence solicitor Jarlath Fields told a previous court sitting that both parties “are known to each other and they were friends up until this particular incident”.

Any further details on the case have not been divulged to date but Mr Fields has previously stated that there were “delicate issues” relating to the case.

Smith was released on his own bail of £500 until his arraignment at Newry Crown Court on August 31.

He was also ordered to have no contact with the defendant, or any potential witnesses in the case. He remains barred from any licensed premises and from taking alcohol. He must also submit to a preliminary breath test if required. He was also excluded from entering the defendant’s estate.

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