Northern Ireland

Dublin man in court over hotel Chimney Corner Hotel stabbing

Chimney Corner
Image caption The attack happened at the Chimney Corner Hotel at the weekend

A Dublin man accused of stabbing his friend in a County Antrim hotel has been granted bail.

John Morley, 29, of Deanstown, Finglas West, is alleged to have carried out a sustained weekend attack at the Chimney Corner Hotel in Mallusk.

The victim, Derek White, was said to have been stabbed in the chest and leg.

Mr Morley, is charged with the attempted wounding of Mr White and possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an offence.

He is further accused of disorderly behaviour and possession of Class B drugs, namely cannabis.

He will not be released from custody until all conditions are met - including the lodgement of a £2,000 cash surety.

Police detained him after being called to the hotel just outside north Belfast in the early hours of Sunday.

Paramedics were already on the scene treating Mr White, who is believed to be aged in his 30s.

At the defendant's first appearance before Belfast Magistrates' Court it was alleged that he chased the victim through the hotel with a flick knife.

A police officer revealed the two men had travelled to Northern Ireland with their children for a football match.