A MAN has appeared in court after a 30-year-old was stabbed in a domestic incident.

Christopher Fothergill, 34, has been charged with four offences in connection to the stabbing in the Skerne Park area of Darlington.

Police were called to reports of an assault at around 6.15am on Sunday with a 30-year-old man being taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough with stab wounds.

Mr Fothergill, of Hargreaves Terrace, Darlington, appeared in the dock in Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court yesterday, where he spoke only to confirm his name, age and address.

He is charged with wounding with intent, burglary with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, wounding occasioning actual bodily harm, and breach of a restraining order.

His solicitor, Stephen Andrews, made no application for bail during the two-minute hearing on Thursday morning.

Mr Fothergill was remanded in custody ahead of his next court appearance at Teesside Crown Court in September.