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18-year-old appears in court charged with Belfast murder

Hazem Ghreir
Hazem Ghreir

An 18-year-old man has appeared in court charged with stabbing Hazem Ahmed Ghreir to death on Sunday evening.

Callin Wilson, of no fixed abode, is also charged with stealing a mobile phone from Mr Ghreir, 32, and possession of a knife.

Wilson only spoke to confirm his name at Belfast Magistrate's Court today.

He was remanded in custody to appear again on July 5 via video link.

Mr Ghreir, originally from Syria, was fatally wounded on Downshire Place near Great Victoria Street. Police are not treating his death as a hate crime. 

A detective told the court he could connect Wilson to the charges. 

Defence solicitor Brian Archer did not apply for bail. 

He also asked that authorities at Hydebank young offenders centre keep a close eye on his clients well being.