Man in court charged with attempted murder after Paisley polling station attack

A man has appeared in court charged with attempted murder after an attack near a polling station in Paisley last week.

Police scrambled to Broomlands Street in the Renfrewshire town following the incident, which happened at around 9.15am on Thursday, May 6.

A 50-year-old man was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow with life-threatening injuries.

At the time police said a 25-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

Officers stressed that it was not related to the nearby polling station or the election.

Stewart McMeekin appeared at Paisley Sheriff Court on Monday in connection with the incident.

The 25-year-old faced one charge of assault to severe injury, danger of life and attempted murder.

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A second charge was made under Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995, making it an offence to have “an article with blade or point” in a public place.

He made no plea and was released on bail.

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Daily Record – Paisley