Polegate councillor in court on suspicion of the attempted murder of his wife

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A councillor charged on suspicion of the attempted murder of his wife has appeared in court today (Friday October 24), police said.

Joseph O’Riordan, of Guardian Court, Brookside Avenue, Polegate, appeared before Brighton magistrates charged on suspicion of the attempted murder of Amanda O’Riordan at Guardian Court on Wednesday (October 22), police said.

Police said Mr O’Riordan, 73, was remanded in custody and will appear at Lewes Crown Court on November 6.

Mrs O’Riordan, 47, is at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, where she remains in a critical condition, police said.