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Man to stand trial over 2006 Dundee knife attack claims

A man is to stand trial accused of a knife attack on his wife, almost seven years after the incident in Dundee is said to have taken place.

Chun Long Lin is accused of assaulting his wife, Rong Ling, to her severe injury, permanent disfigurement and danger of life at a flat in Dens Road on 9 April 2006.

The 35-year-old denied the charge on indictment.

Sheriff Richard Davidson continued the case until next week.

Prosecutors claim that Mr Chun seized his wife by the neck and grabbed her hair before forcing her face into a pillow.

He is then said to have repeatedly struck her on the head and body with a meat cleaver, leaving her seriously hurt.

Defence solicitor Andrew Houston told Dundee Sheriff Court: "He maintains his plea of not guilty.

"I lodge a notice to challenge the admissibility of certain evidence in the case. We are otherwise prepared for trial."

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