THE scheduled trial of a man accused of attempted murder, following a stabbing, has been put back to early in 2022.

Jamie Ian Marshall, 41, is alleged to have stabbed a man in the neck during a confrontation in Bishop Auckland, in the early hours of Sunday March 27, last year.

Defence counsel Robin Patton, indicated a not guilty plea on behalf of Mr Marshall, whose attendance was excused, at Newcastle Crown Court, in January.

A trial, with a three-day time estimate, was scheduled to begin at the court on Monday this week.

But, after the preceding trial over-ran it was concluded there would be insufficient time for the case to go ahead this week and so Judge Robert Adams and both prosecution and defence representatives agreed it should be re-listed on Monday January 10, next year.

Judge Adams renewed the defendant’s bail, at an address in Taylor Road, Bishop Auckland, on similar terms observed previously.

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