AN Amman Valley pensioner has appeared before Llanelli Magistrates Court charged with stabbing a pharmacist at Garnant Pharmacy.

Peter Bellet was arrested at Garnant Pharmacy, Cwmamaman Road, on Monday afternoon following a knife attack.

Bellet, of Wern Road, Garnant, entered a no plea to a charge of unlawful wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm to Michael Irons using a bladed weapon on Monday, December 5.

The 68-year-old was told by magistrates on Wednesday, Decmeber 7 that he will next appear before Swansea Crown Court on January 6, and will now remand in custody.

There has been no applicaiton for bail made. 

Mayor of Cwmaman Kevin Madge said residents have been left frightened by the incident.

Councillor Madge said: “I am shocked with the news of an alleged stabbing happening in Garnant.

“The whole community are thinking of the injured man, who has been a loyal member of the pharmacy for decades.

“We wish the Mr Irons a full recovery.”

The pharmacy is closed until further notice, but the doctors surgery remains open.