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Man accused of Exeter attempted murder appears in court

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: January 30, 2014

Police were called to Newport Road in Countess Wear, Exeter, on Monday at around 11.50pm after members of the public reported seeing the victim, an Exeter man in his thirties, with blood on his face.

A Scotsman has appeared at Exeter Crown Court by video link accused of attempting to murder a fellow countryman in an incident in Exeter.

William McGeough, aged 41, spoke only to confirm his name when he appeared remotely from a video booth at Exeter Prison.

He was not asked to make a plea but will be required to do so when the case returns to court on April 24.

McGreough, of Grafton Place, Glasgow, is accused of the attempted murder of 38-year-old Stephen Donnelly at Newport Road in Exeter last month.

He was remanded in custody by Judge Francis Gilbert, QC, who set a timetable for the exchange of prosecution and defence papers.

Mr Donnelly was treated for stab wounds at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital after the alleged attack.

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