Rustington machete attack: accused does not enter plea in court
A Rustington man accused of attacking another man with a machete has appeared in court.
Finlay Finlayson, 53, from Lawrence Avenue, Rustington, was charged with attempted murder and two counts of possession of a knife following the incident on Christmas Eve.
Armed police descended on Lawrence Avenue in the early afternoon after a 46-year-old man was seriously injured after being attacked with a machete.
Mr Finlayson was shot with a rubber bullet by police and arrested.He was kept in custody and on Friday, he appeared at Crawley Magistrates' Court.
According to a Crown Prosecution Service spokesman, no guilty or not guilty pleas were entered at the hearing.
They said Mr Finlayson will next appear at Portsmouth Crown Court on January 25 for a pre-trial preparatory hearing.