Northern Ireland

Doagh bar attack: Two appear in court

McConnell's bar in Doagh on Wednesday
Image caption The attack happened at McConnell's Bar in Doagh

Two men have been in court charged with attempted murder after a man was attacked at a County Antrim bar.

Darren Moore suffered multiple fractures and cuts to his face when he was attacked by men with baseball bats and hammers in Doagh on Wednesday.

David John Gibson,44, and David Rush,34, spoke only to confirm they understood the charges against them.

Gibson, from Milewater Drive and Rush, from Ballyvesey Green, are jointly accused of trying to murder Mr Moore.

Rush is further accused of possessing a weapon, namely a wooden baton, with intent to commit an indictable offence on the same date.

The judge remanded them into custody until Thursday 23 March.

On Friday, Aaron Cahoon, 27 appeared in court charged with attempted murder

He was also charged with possessing an offensive weapon with intent to commit a crime.

Mr Cahoon, of Fairhill Gardens, Newtownabbey, denies the charges. Refusing bail, the judge remanded Mr Cahoon in custody to appear again by video link on 13 April.

Mr Moore, in his forties and formerly from the Mount Vernon area of Belfast, was drinking in McConnell's Bar when he was attacked, Belfast Magistrates' Court heard.

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