Pair in court accused of ‘stabbing’ after dramatic stand-off with police in Perth

Police near Grampian Court, Perth
Police near Grampian Court, Perth

Two men have appeared in court after a dramatic police operation in Perth.

Martin Reilly and Kristopher Zdrzalek are accused of stabbing another man at a flat in the city’s Grampian Court.

Streets around the property were closed off for several hours on Wednesday morning.

It is alleged that Reilly, 38, and Zdrzalek, 28, assaulted David Goldie by repeatedly striking him with a blade or sharply-pointed instrument to his severe injury, permanent disfigurement and to the danger of his life.

The attack is alleged to have happened at Reilly’s home, on the top floor of a block of flats in Grampian Court, off Crieff Road.

Reilly is further accused of attacking three police officers at the property. He faces accusations that, while in the process of being arrested, he threw a metal bar or metal spanner at the officers and struck a police shield. It is also alleged that, over the course of several hours, both men refused to allow police entry and thereafter barricaded the door.

The pair, who are both from Perth, made no plea during the brief, private hearing before Sheriff William Wood at Perth Sheriff Court. They were remanded in custody and are expected to make a second appearance next week.

Police confirmed that Mr Goldie, 37, was recovering in hospital with injuries described as non-life threatening.

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