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Armagh City man in court charged with attempted murder after Craigavon stabbing

An Armagh City man has appeared in court charged with attempted murder after a man sustained multiple stab wounds in Craigavon.

Before Lisburn Magistrates’ Court on Saturday was Peter Colin Baron Maloney.

The 26-year-old, of Drumarg Villas in Armagh, is accused of attempted to murder Brian Ward at Clanrolla Park in Craigavon on Thursday evening.

The court was told by a detective that the incident was apparent road rage.

The victim, the court learned, remains in a critical condition in hospital.

He sustained eight stab wounds and is also being treated for a punctured lung.

The incident occurred at around 7pm on Thursday following an altercation involving the driver of a dark coloured car.

A detective told Saturday’s court he believed he could connect defendant to the attempted murder charge.

The accused was released on bail upon payment of two cash sureties of £1,000.

He is due back in court on April 1.

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