Man accused of attempted murder at Christmas party

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A MAN has been charged with attempting to murder three people at a Christmas party.

Connor Tarbrooke, 20, stands accused of the attempted murder of two women and a man at a house party in Newton-le-Willows shortly before midnight on December 27.

A police spokesman confirmed that the two women, both in their early 20s, sustained “slash injuries” to their necks.

One of the women was initially described as being in a “serious but stable” condition in hospital, but has since been discharged.

Police said the other was treated for “non-serious injuries”.

Tarbrooke stands accused of three separate counts of attempted murder and a further charge that he attempted to commit arson and destroy a property in Lloyd Crescent, Newton - intending to endanger the life of a woman.

The defendant, of Bank Street, Newton-le-Willows, was remanded in custody by St Helens Magistrates until April 8, when he is due to appear before Liverpool Crown court for a plea and case management hearing.