/Man in court accused of stab murder

Man in court accused of stab murder

Damien BendelowImage copyright
Devon and Cornwall Police

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Damien Bendelow’s grandmother said he was a “lovely, cheerful young lad”

A man has appeared in court accused of murdering a 20-year-old who died following a stabbing.

Damien Bendelow died in hospital after he was wounded in Liskeard, Cornwall, at about 00:45 GMT on Sunday.

At Truro Magistrates’ Court, Carl Smythe, of Varley Lane, Liskeard, was also accused of four counts of common assault, one relating to Mr Bendelow and three relating to two females.

The 45-year-old was remanded in custody to appear at Truro Crown Court later.

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