Northern Ireland

Grove Wellbeing Centre knife attack - man charged

Grove Wellbeing Centre
Image caption Staff and members of the public were in the reception area when the attack took place

A man has been remanded in custody charged with attempting to murder a woman in a stabbing in the Grove Wellbeing Centre in north Belfast.

Darren Todd, 23, from Pound Street in Newtownards, is charged with the attack on a 40-year-old woman.

It is believed Mary McReynolds was stabbed more than 20 times.

The accused is also charged with attempting to cause grievous bodily harm to a man and with having an offensive weapon.

The hearing at Belfast Magistrates Court lasted for less than two minutes.

The victim is described as being in a stable condition in hospital.

Staff and members of the public who were in the reception area where the attack took place were left shocked and horrified after witnessing the stabbing.

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