Coleraine man who assaulted police officers has sentencing adjourned

Coleraine Courthouse

A Coleraine man who assaulted two police officers and resisted one of them in the execution of their duty has had his case adjourned until July for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

Stuart Doey (30), of Danes Hill Road, committed the offences in August last year.

He appeared at Coleraine Magistrates Court on Monday June 4.

Defence solicitor Don Mahoney said the defendant had been convicted in his absence and a bench warrant had previously been issued.

In May, the same court heard police responded to an allegation that a woman had been “threatened with knives” by her ex-partner and when officers arrested Doey he struggled and kicked a policeman on the leg.

Doey also “wrapped his leg around” another officer causing him to stumble during the incident.

The court was told on Monday May 21 a withdrawal statement was made in relation to the threat allegation.

However, the defendant faced two charges of assault on police and one of resisting police.

The court heard Doey had denied the offences and the case had been listed for a contest at court on May 21 but the defendant did not appear.

The defendant was convicted on the basis of details given to the court.

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