Court hears that man attacked dog owner after being bitten

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A man stabbed an east Belfast shopowner after being bitten by the victim’s dog, a court heard today.

Raymond Allardyce faces a charge of attempted murder over the alleged knife attack on 66-year-old Denis Wolsey on Tuesday.

But a defence lawyer claimed the accused had first been bitten on the mouth as he tried to feed crisps to the pet.


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