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Trial date set for Mablethorpe man charged with attempted murder following ‘hammer and knife’ attack in Alford

A man who was charged with attempted murder following a ‘hammer and knife attack’ has appeared in court.

Police were called to an address on Christopher Road, Alford, just before 1am on Friday, April 5.

Lincolnshire Police said a man in his 50s was seriously injured after ‘allegedly being attacked with a hammer and a knife’.

Lincoln Crown Court
Lincoln Crown Court

Craig Jones, 32, of Station Road, Mablethorpe, appeared at Lincoln Crown Court today (May 7).

Wearing a grey T-shirt and grey tracksuit bottoms, Jones spoke only to confirm his name.

No pleas were entered and Judge Catarina Sjolin Knight adjourned the case for a plea and trial preparation hearing at Lincoln Crown Court on 31 May.

A provisional trial date was listed for September 30 at Lincoln Crown Court and is expected to last four days.

Mr Jones was remanded into custody until his next court appearance.

Lincolnshire Police previously said two women, aged 29 and 47, were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender in connection with the incident and were released on bail.

Following the incident Detective Sergeant Katie Moore, CID at Skegness, said: “As court proceedings are now underway, we are limited to what we can say.

“I’d like to reassure the local community that this was an isolated incident, and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this inquiry.”

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