Published Monday, 16 September 2013
Trouble erupted at the interface over the summer. (© Pacemaker)
Mark Blaney, who is 30 and from Alliance Close in the city, was refused bail amid continuing tensions in the area where the alleged attack was carried out.
He is charged with attempting to murder a PSNI officer, possession of an offensive weapon and riotous behaviour in the Woodvale Road area.
Blaney was arrested by police investigating serious violence surrounding the ban on an Orange Order parade past the nationalist Ardoyne district.
Police came under sustained attack as they enforced the marching prohibition on 12 July.
Photographs of the incident shown in court allegedly depict Blaney wearing a sash and wielding the ceremonial sword.
He has emphatically denied intending to harm or kill anyone - but a prosecution barrister opposed his bid to be released on bail due to the risk of re-offending.
Mr Justice Stephens was told police believe tensions remain high in the area, with ongoing protests being staged at Twaddell Avenue. Up to 5,000 loyalists are also expected to arrive in the area on Saturday as part of a march from Belfast city centre.
Bail was refused due to the risk of any further offences being committed.
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