Northern Ireland

Derry man Steven Smith on GBH charge

Bishop's Street Court House L'Derry

A Londonderry court has heard how a man was left needing 16 stitches to his chest after being attacked by one of his best friends at the weekend.

Steven Smith, 21, from Florence Street in the city, is charged with causing grievous bodily harm to a man in a house in the Creggan estate on Sunday.

The Magistrate heard that the defendant armed himself with a vodka bottle and a kitchen knife during the fight.

He was remanded in custody for three weeks.