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Deeside man in court following stabbing incident in Shotton

Police at the scene of an incident at a flat in Shotton

A DEESIDE man has been remanded in custody following a stabbing incident in Shotton.

Defendant Owen Sidney Wesley, 22, is charged with wounding his former girlfriend’s new boyfriend with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.

At a special weekend sitting of Flintshire magistrates' court at Mold on Saturday, Wesley of Butler Street, Shotton, was sent to appear at a preliminary hearing at Mold Crown Court next Friday.

Wesley is charged with maliciously wounding James Bolton with intent to cause him GBH, assaulting his former girlfriend Louise Gurnell, and possessing a black handled knife in North Street, Shotton, on Friday morning.

Prosecutor Huw Evans told the court Mr Bolton had suffered stab wounds to the abdomen and arm and had a one foot long, one centimetre deep, slash down one leg.

He was currently in hospital awaiting surgery.

Gary Harvey, defending, did not apply for bail.