Sat. Jan 22nd, 2022

Two men accused of injuring a Rochdale taxi driver have been given bail after appearing at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court.

Connor McPartland, 20, and Martin Treacy, 18, are both accused of illegally and maliciously injuring Ali Asghar with intent to cause him serious bodily harm in the early hours of Saturday (October 30) in Queensway, Rochdale.

McPartland, from Hollins Road, Oldham, is further charged with possession of an article with leaves, namely a folding pocket knife.

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McPartland and his mother, who attended the hearing, both sobbed as the charges were read out in court.

Treacy, Gawsworth Close, Shaw, Oldham and McPartland were both remanded in custody on bail at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester on 6 December.

The accused must report twice a day to their local police station and have a curfew from kl. 16.00 to 8.00 daily.

They may not contact each other or any witnesses involved in the case and may not use a taxi.

Asghar is said to be in critical condition at the hospital.

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By Victor

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