A District Courtroom Decide has declined to preside over a case involving a Letterkenny resident who stands accused of assaulting his pregnant girlfriend.
Manus McCole, a 31-year-old resident of Scribbly, Letterkenny, has been charged with two counts of assault towards the lady in query, each of that are alleged to have occurred in 2018.
The choose’s determination signifies that the case shall be transferred to a better court docket, the place it will likely be heard at a later date.
At Letterkenny District Courtroom this week, Decide Éiteáin Cunningham mentioned that, in gentle of a medical report submitted to the court docket, she was refusing jurisdiction, deeming it too critical a matter to be heard at District Courtroom stage.
McCole is charged with an assault on August 12, 2018 at Principal Road, Ballyshannon. Sergeant Jim Collins instructed the court docket that the lady was 18 weeks pregnant on the time when she ‘obtained a blow to the stomach’.
Sergeant Collins mentioned the lady had ‘no problem’ along with her being pregnant arising out of the incident.
McCole additionally faces an extra cost of assault, arising out of an alleged incident on November 4, 2018 at Outdated Forge, Ballylin, Ramelton. On this event, Sergeant Collins mentioned the sufferer suffered ‘repeated punches’.
Bail was granted on McCole’s personal bond of €200, nil money. McCole is to haven’t any contact both straight or not directly, to incorporate by social media, and to be contactable by Gardai 24/7.
The case was adjourned to September 18 to permit for instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Letterkenny man charged with assaulting pregnant girlfriend was final modified: June fifteenth, 2023 by