Harrogate pair face attempted murder charge

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TWO men have appeared at Harrogate Magistrates Court charged with attempted murder.

Stephen Francis Maughan, 26, and Lee Mark Anthony Harpin, 25, appeared before magistrates on Monday and Tuesday respectively, jointly charged with the attempted murder of a man at an address in Strawberry Dale Court last Friday, January 7.

Police say 41-year-old Patrick Blakey suffered stab wounds in the incident and was taken to Harrogate District Hospital for treatment where he remains in a stable condition.

Maughan, of Station View, Starbeck, and Harpin, of no fixed address, but formerly of Regent Avenue, have been remanded into custody until Monday when they are due to appear at York Crown Court.