A 24-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder in a Wirral community.

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A 24-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder in a Wirral community.

A 24-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder in court.

At Eton Drive in Thornton Hough, Wirral, James Ross is accused of attempting to murder Michael Ross.

Ross appeared via video link from Rowan View Hospital in Maghull at Sefton Magistrates’ Court this morning.

As he sat before District Judge James Hatton, he was dressed in shorts, a blue t-shirt, and a grey hooded top.

The Crown Prosecution Service was represented by Tom Hanlon, and Ross was represented by John Weate.

According to a legal advisor, Ross: “The charge brought before the court is an indictable offense only.

“As a result, it can only be dealt with in a crown court.”

Ross has not filed a plea to the allegation of attempted murder, which he is suspected of committing on October 31.

Judge Hatton, who presided over the case, stated: “I’m happy to proceed with sending your case to the crown court in Liverpool.

“You will appear there at 9.45 a.m. on July 7 this year.”

Ross will be held at Rowan View Hospital until that time under the Mental Health Act.

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