Man faces axe attack charges

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A man accused of stabbing another man and hitting him over the head with an axe during a robbery has made his first appearance in court.

Gareth Curtis, 30, of Bute Avenue, North Shore, Blackpool, is charged with robbing the man of his bank card and mobile phone.

Curtis is also accused of maliciously wounding the man with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm and smashing windows on the victim’s car.

The offences are alleged to have taken place at a flat in Blackpool on Saturday.

Curtis was remanded in custody until November 19.