Man appears in court over sword attack

Stanningley Road, Mixenden
Stanningley Road, Mixenden

A man has appeared in court over an alleged sword attack in Mixenden.

Mark Thomas Patrick Ryan, of Brow Bottom Lane, Mixenden, left victim Stuart Sinclair in a critical condition in hospital after allegedly stabbing him in the eye.

The alleged incident took place on Stanningley Road at around 9pm on Saturday, and Mr Sinclair, 37, remains in Leeds General Infirmary where his condition was described as “critical”.

Ryan appeared before Calderdale Magistrates’ on Monday accused of a Section 18 wounding with intent and possession of an offensive weapon, namely a sword.

The case was adjourned and sent for trial at Bradford Crown Court on Monday, March 9.

Ryan was remanded in custody.

Meanwhile, police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to come forward.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via on 101 quoting crime reference number on 13150072766. Information can also be given, anonymously and in confidence, through Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.