A WOMAN who had previously been excused from attending Coleraine Magistrates Court on December 30 – which coincidentally happened to be her 32nd birthday – will contest a common assault charge in February.
Natasha Nalty, with an address listed as Ballycastle Road in Coleraine, is alleged to have committed an offence on August 27 this year which she denies.
The date for the contest was fixed on December 30.
It is often the case when a date is being fixed for a contest that a defendant is told they do not need to be present in court.
And by chance on this occasion it happened to be the defendant’s birthday.