Boldon stabbing accused is remanded in custody

STABBING SCENE ... Reginald Street in Boldon Colliery.
STABBING SCENE ... Reginald Street in Boldon Colliery.

A MAN accused of a street stabbing in South Tyneside has been remanded in custody.

Gary Brennan, 29, appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court yesterday charged with wounding with intent to cause GBH and possession of an offensive weapon, namely a screwdriver.

Kevin Scollan had to be airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary Hospital after he was found suffering from head, hand and chest injuries in Reginald Street, Boldon Colliery, at about 4.30pm on Saturday after an alleged attack.

He remains at the hospital for treatment, where his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Brennan, of Glaisdale Court, Simonside, South Shields, entered no pleas during the hearing, and the matter was sent to Newcastle Crown Court on August 18.

Magistrates refused him bail and he was remanded in custody until his court date.

Paul Anderson, prosecuting, said that bail should be withheld due to the seriousness of the allegation.

Christopher Brown, defending, urged magistrates to give Brennan bail until his next hearing, with the conditions he stays out of the Boldon area.

But Pat Morris, chairman of the magistrates, remanded Brennan in custody until his court date.

n A 40-year-old man arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to commit GBH has been bailed by police pending further inquiries.

Twitter: @shieldsgazchris