Teen stabbed in Dunmurry

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A teenage boy who was stabbed with a Stanley knife outside shops in Dunmurry, on Monday still remains in hospital.

At Craigavon Magistrates Court, it emerged the 15-year-old boy was stabbed during a fight with a 17-year-old boy from west Belfast who appeared before court on charges connected to the incident.

The accused spoke only to confirm that he understood the four charges against him.

He is accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and of three further counts of assaulting police officers.

A detective constable told the court she believed she could connect the 17-year-old to the charges against him, adding that police were objecting to bail.

She described how officers were called to a fight between teenagers outside the shops, when the injured 15-year-old had to be taken to hospital for treatment.

He sustained a puncture wound to the chest and a slash wound to his left forearm.

Refusing bail, the judge remanded the 17-year-old youth into custody.