Man has case dealt with at court after throwing crutches at woman

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A man who grabbed crutches and threw them, striking a female on the leg, has been jailed.

Scott McElwee (22), whose address was listed as Tamlough Park in Ballykelly, appeared at Coleraine Magistrates Court via video link from Maghaberry Prison.

He was charged with assaulting two females during an incident on November 17 last year.

The court heard the two women had gone to an address to get items but the defendant refused to hand them over before he grabbed crutches, throwing them towards the women, striking one of them on the leg.

Defence solicitor Don Mahoney said the defendant, who had a record, had “done himself no favours”.

He said the defendant had a “very unstable lifestyle”.

McElwee was jailed for three months for the assaults and suspended sentences were activated to make a total of six months.

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