Man remanded in custody over alleged Northumberland meat cleaver attack on council employee

A man accused of attempting to murder a council employee with a meat cleaver has been remanded in custody for more than three months.

Monday, 1st February 2021, 7:00 am

The employee, described as being in his 20s, was said by Northumbria Police to have suffered “life-changing injuries” to his hands as a result of the incident.

He is believed to have been boarding up a property in the street at the time.

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A Northumberland attempted murder case has been adjourned at Newcastle Crown Court.

Bradley Fenwick, 27, of Brook Court, Bedlington, was charged with attempted murder and made his first appearance at South East Northumberland Magistrates' Court three days later.

Owing to the severity of the charge, the case was transferred to Newcastle Crown Court, where Fenwick was again remanded in custody until Tuesday, May 11.

A trial is provisionally set to begin at the crown court on Monday, July 12.

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