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Man accused of Whitehaven stabbing appears in court

Carlisle Magistrates Court

A man accused of stabbing a man on Brakeside Gardens in Whitehaven has appeared in court.

The alleged stabbing occurerd on Tuesday May 21.

Gerard Martin Murphy, 61, appeared from custody before District Judge Gerald Chalk sitting at the Magistrates Court in Carlisle.

Murphy spoke only to confirm his address as Brakeside Gardens, Kells, Whitehaven, he appeared in court dressed smartly in collar and tie and dark jacket and trousers.

The three-allegations are on May 21, he was in possession of a sharply pointed article, a black handled knife, in a public place he is also charged with wounding with intent and that he attempted to unlawfully and maliciously wound a male with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.

He is also accused of causing the same male actual bodily harm, the victim is a 43-year-old West Cumbrian man.

Andy Travis prosecuting told court the alleged incident followed a neighbourly dispute, the victim did receive a number of stab wounds but, has being released from hospital.

No-pleas were entered today, Murphy was remanded in custody to appear at Carlisle Crown Court on June 24.

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