Man who assaulted sisters is ordered to pay them compensation

Ballymena Court

A man who assaulted two sisters has been fined £200 and ordered to pay them compensation totalling £300.

Sean McCarthy (28), whose address was given as Drumtara in Ballymena, carried out the assaults on May 11 this year.

He pleaded guilty at Ballymena Magistrates Court which heard that police were called to a domestic incident at Drumtara.

McCarthy, the father of a child of one of the women, had been on the phone before coming uninvited into a house and grabbing the woman causing her to fall back onto a sofa.

The incident was witnessed by the child.

The woman’s sister attempted to intervene and the defendant went right up to her face, putting his forehead against hers, and she fell back onto the sofa.

Defence barrister Michael Smyth said the defendant had been working and there had been a dispute about him arriving late to have contact with his child.

The lawyer said the defendant had been annoyed at the “tone” of a phone call and there was “pushing and shoving”.

The lawyer said McCarthy had pushed the second female “out of the way”.

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