Lancashire police officer accused of attempted murder appears in court

James Riley, a serving Lancashire police officer has been charged with the attempted murder of a woman and has appeared in court.

Riley appeared at Manchester Magistrates Court this morning after police were called to a hotel on Upper Brook Street, in Manchester, at around 11.30pm to reports of a concern for the welfare of a woman. The woman was taken to hospital following the incident, where she remains in stable condition.

Riley, of Jepps Avenue, Preston, was later arrested and charged with attempted murder yesterday (November 13). He was remanded in custody before his court appearance, MEN reports.

The 27-year-old spoke only to confirm his name and address and that he understood the charge of attempted murder made against him. He will next appear at Manchester Crown Court on December 19.



  1. Probably a lot more to all this than meets the eye I bet.
    Maybe he was just trying to help the woman.
    Proximity doesn’t proove guilt.
    People need be drawn to conclusions by the circumstances rather than selecting the circumstances to fit conclusions they’ve jumped to.
    I expect that he was trying to help her.

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