Glengormley stabbings: teen charged with attempted murder

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A teenager has been remanded into custody charged with the attempted murder of a father and son in a knife attack on the outskirts of north Belfast.

Gareth McAllister is also accused of inflicting wounds on a 74-year-old pensioner during a triple stabbing in Glengormley, Co Antrim.

All three alleged victims are members of the same family.

Eighteen-year-old McAllister, of Rogan Manor in Newtownabbey, was arrested at a petrol station close to their home on Wednesday night.

A man aged 20 had suffered a slash wound to his forehead in an alleged attack at the house on the Antrim Road.

His 51-year-old father and grandfather also sustained cuts as further violence broke out at the nearby garage, according to police.

McAllister appeared before Belfast Magistrates’ Court on a total of 10 counts.

He is charged with the attempted murders of Jonathan and John Green, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm to Derek Green.

The other alleged offences include: possessing a bread knife in public; four assaults on police representatives; a separate assault on John Green last Saturday; and criminal damage to his front door.

No bail application was made.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall remanded McAllister in custody to appear again by video link next Thursday.