Northern Ireland

West Belfast stabbing: Conor Paul Montgomery, 26, charged with attempted murder

Laganside

A man has appeared in court in Belfast charged with attempted murder.

Conor Paul Montgomery, 26, from Glenkeen, Dunmurry, is accused of stabbing 23-year-old Ryan Conlon.

Mr Conlon remains critically ill in hospital following the incident at Brittons Parade on Saturday night.

Mr Montgomery faces a single charge of attempted murder. At the magistrates court on Monday, he spoke only to confirm he understood the charge.

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Image caption Forensics teams were at the scene of the incident on Sunday morning

A detective said he could connect Mr Montgomery to the alleged offence.

A defence lawyer said a bail application would be made at a later stage. Mr Montgomery was remanded in custody until 26 September.