Attempted murder charges withdrawn after Huntly incident

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Attempted murder charges against two men following an incident in Banbridge, have been withdrawn.

Instead the two have been returned for trial to Newry Crown Court charged with maliciously wounding a man.

Michael Joseph Martin Graham (39), River Street, Newry, and Stephen Thomas Dickson (24), Eastfield Drive, Milton Keynes, appeared last Thursday at a preliminary enquiry at Banbridge Magistrates Court sitting in Newry.

They are both charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding a man with intent to do him grievous bodily harm on June 4 last year.

Dickson is also charged with assaulting a constable on the same date.

They were both remanded on bail of £200 to appear at Newry Crown Court on January 10 next year.

Holding charges, which included charges of attempted murder by both defendants at Huntly Road, Banbridge, were withdrawn.