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Man appears in court accused of attempting to kill his brother

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A man appeared in court today (Tuesday) accused of trying to kill his brother.

Appearing at Lisburn Magistrates’ Court, via videolink from police custody, 28-year-old Martin Quirk confirmed that he understood the seven charges against him.

Quirk, from Obins Avenue in Portadown, is charged with the attempted murder of his brother and inflicting grievous bodily harm on him with intent on Sunday (May 24).

The 28-year-old was also charged with having weapons, namely a kitchen knife and a hurl, threatening to kill and assaulting his brother, as well as causing criminal damage to the complainant’s jewellery, allegedly committed on the same date.

None of the facts surrounding the offences were opened in court but the investigating officer, Detective Constable Graham said she believed she could connect Quirk to each of the offences.

Defence solicitor Joe McVeigh asked for the case to he adjourned to Friday to allow time for Quirk to obtain a proposed ball address.

Remanding Quirk into custody, District Judge Mark McGarrity re-listed the case on May 29.

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