Northern Ireland

Man in court over Newcastle stabbing

Police officers at the scene of the stabbing in Newcastle
Image caption The attack happened outside a supermarket in Newcastle

A man has appeared in court over an incident in Newcastle on Tuesday night in which a man was stabbed five times.

Brian Dougan, 53, of Ballaghbeg Park in Newcastle faces charges of grievous bodily harm with intent.

He is also accused of making threats to kill against another man and possessing an offensive weapon, namely a stick with nails, with intent to commit grievous bodily harm.

Mr Dougan was remanded in custody to reappear in Downpatrick on 11 February.

The victim, who is in his 40s and was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital. He has since been discharged.

He was attacked outside a supermarket on the Castlewellan Road in Newcastle.