A man accused of attempting to kill his mother and step-father has appeared in court today.
42-year-old James Wells was charged with the attempted murder of the pair at their home in Shalbourne, near Marlborough, where he was also staying.
Police officers – supported by the police helicopter – raced to reports of a disturbance at the detached village home in Cutting Lane, at around 7.30pm on Monday 30 March.
It is alleged Wells stabbed his mother with a screwdriver, and seriously injured his step-father.
Via video link in court today, no pleas were taken and the case was adjourned for psychiatric assessments. A two-week-long trial has been arranged for September, if circumstances allow.
He was remanded in custody at HMP Bullingdon until a case management hearing in July.
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