Man in court accused of stabbing another man in Dundee

A man has appeared in court charged with stabbing another man to the danger of his life in a Dundee street.

James Donnelly, 35, of Bonnethill Court, appeared in private before Sheriff Derek Reekie at the city’s sheriff court accused of stabbing Wayne Butchart on Hilltown on Tuesday of last week.

Donnelly is one of four people named in the petition but was the only one to appear.

He is accused of, while acting with the other three people on Hilltown on August 7, assaulting Mr Butchart by repeatedly punching him on the head and body.

He is also accused of seizing him by the clothing and pushing him on to a parked motor vehicle, pinning him against the vehicle and repeatedly striking him to the body with a Stanley knife or similar implement, to his severe injury and the danger of his life.

Donnelly made no plea and was remanded in custody.

Sheriff Reekie continued the case for further examination. He also granted warrants for the arrest of the other three people named in the petition.

The incident led to police swooping on the city centre in large numbers.

An area between Hilltown and the junction of Victoria Road was cordoned off for several hours after the alleged attack, shortly after 4pm.

One Hilltown resident reported seeing emergency services quickly descend on the area and a large group of people gathered round an injured person.

Police Scotland had earlier made an appeal for witnesses to the incident.

Detective Sergeant Graeme Wishart said: “If anyone has witnessed this incident, or has driven past and has dashcam footage, please call 101 or speak to any police officer.”