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Defendant accused of wielding meat cleaver and wounding man outside Keady takeaway

Market Street Keady

A man accused of wielding a meat cleaver outside a Chinese takeaway in Keady and wounding another man has appeared in court.

The offences, which the 47-year-old face, are alleged to have occurred in the Market Street area of the town on July 20.

Zeng-Tong Chen, 47, also with an address on Market Street, appeared charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and two counts of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place at Armagh Magistrates’ on Tuesday.

As he was stood in the dock the charges were read out, alleging that he on July 20 had wounded a male with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He was also accused of being in possession of a meat cleaver and a broken bottle on the same date.

A constable stated that she believed that she could connect Chen to the charges before the court.

Defence counsel made no comments to this connection.

Prosecution stated that a full file was still outstanding in the case and asked for a four week adjournment.

Chen was released on his own bail on £500, with conditions to have no contact with the injured party or any witnesses and to surrender his passport, to return on November 5.

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