Leeds cabbie stabbing: Man in court

A 28-year old Belle Isle man has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of a taxi driver.

Paul Wadkin faced Leeds magistrates on Saturday morning for a preliminary hearing.

Wadkin, who was dressed in a white T-shirt and beige tracksuit bottoms with a grey striped sweater slung over his shoulders, spoke only to confirm his name at the brief hearing.

He was remanded in custody until tomorrow when he will appear back before magistrates in Leeds via videolink from prison.

The 22-year-old taxi driver, who works for Speedline Taxis and was recently married, was seriously hurt with a wound to his neck during the alleged knife attack in Middleton on January 5.

He remains in a critical condition in a Leeds hospital.

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