Two men appear in court charged with attempted murder after Ballymahon incident

Two men with addresses in England have been charged at a court in the north with attempted murder in Longford earlier this week.

A 40-year-old man suffered serious injuries in an alleged incident which occurred on Main Street Ballymahon on Tuesday morning.

At Newry Magistrates Court this morning, 30-year-old Thomas Stokes, with an address in England appeared in court charged with attempted murder of a man called ‘Michael Stokes’ on the 30th of January.

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He was also charged with possession of an offensive weapon – a bill hook- in a public place on the M1 motorway in Portadown in Northern Ireland on Tuesday.

A second man, named as 37-year-old Owen Stokes, also with an address in England also appeared in court this morning charged with the attempted murder of Michael Stokes.