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Man faces stabbing charge.

A MAN has appeared in court accused of stabbing another man during a fight, leaving him seriously injured.

Paul Rankin Paul Rankin is a celebrity chef from Ballywalter, County Down, Northern Ireland. In 1989 Paul Rankin changed the face of culinary Northern Ireland when he opened Roscoff, the restaurant that was to become the first to win a Michelin Star in the country. , 38, was before Kirklees magistrates yesterday.

He faces a charge of unlawful and malicious wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm grievous bodily harm
Noun

Criminal law serious injury caused by one person to another

Noun 1. grievous bodily harm - street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate
.

The alleged offence took place at an address in Nibshaw Road, Cleckheaton, on May 23.

Alex Bozman, prosecuting, said that Rankin fought with Alan Smith For other persons named Alan Smith, see Alan Smith (disambiguation).

Alan Smith (born 28 October 1980 in Rothwell, Leeds, West Yorkshire) is an English professional football player.
 who was visiting a friend there.

During the struggle, Rankin is alleged to have pulled out a Stanley knife and stabbed Mr Smith.

The prosecutor said that Mr Smith suffered serious injuries.

He is being treated at the high dependency unit in Dewsbury and District Hospital.

Magistrates remanded Rankin, of Great Horton in Bradford, in custody until May 31.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:May 25, 2012
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