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 Man charged with attempted murder following stabbing


A MAN has appeared in court charged with attempted murder following a stabbing earlier this week.

Mark Anthony Pearson appeared before Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court this morning charged in connection with the incident in Spennymoor on September 9.

The 46-year-old, of no fixed abode, was also charged with possession of an offensive weapon.

He was remanded in custody until he next appears before Newcastle Crown Court on October 10

The victim, a 30-year-old local man, was taken to James Cook University Hospital and he remains in a critical, but stable condition.