Throat slit ‘from ear to ear’

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A 23-year-old has admitted wounding a man with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.

Jason Michael Grint, whose address was given on court papers as Seamus Roddy House, John Street, had initially been charged with attempted murder.

However, after a jury were sworn to try the case at Derry Crown Court, Grint applied to be rearraigned and pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to cause GBH.

A previous court hearing was told the charge relates to the stabbing of a 24-year-old man in John Street on November 17, 2010.

It was claimed the victim’s throat was “slit from ear to ear”.

The court heard that the alleged motive for the attack was animosity between the victim and the defendant’s family.

Yesterday Judge Piers Grant adjourned sentencing for a probation pre-sentence report and a psychologists report to be compiled.

The 23-year-old was remanded in custody and will appear in court again on July 4.