Court in Ballymena hears man wants bail altered to go to ‘marital home’

Ballymena Court

A MAN wants bail conditions altered to allow him to enter Dunloy where, according to a defence barrister, the defendant has “completed on a marital home”.

Patrick Martin (26), with an address listed as Loughabin Road, Dunloy, is accused of, according to the charge sheet, assault occasioning a male actual bodily harm; an assault on a female and threats to damage a house belonging to the male and female.

The charges relate to September 26 this year.

Defence barrister Francis Rafferty said the defendant’s bail currently does not allow him to enter within the 30mph signs at Dunloy but said a co-accused is allowed in the village apart from the Tullaghans Road.

The lawyer told the court the complainants had made “statements of withdrawal”.

Mr Rafferty said Patrick Martin wants his bail altered to allow him to enter Dunloy but not the Tullaghans Road.

A prosecutor said they were still waiting on the investigating officer’s view on the change of bail application.

The case was adjourned to November 2.

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