A Derry man has been returned for trial to the local Crown Court on an assault charge.

Sean Canning (35), of Clon Elagh, appeared at a preliminary enquiry at the local Magistrate's Court today.

He is charged with unlawfully causing grievous bodily harm with intent to a man on 5 October last year.

It was accepted there was a case to answer and there were no contrary submissions.

Canning said he did not wish to call any witnesses or make any statement at this stage.

He was returned for trial to Derry Crown Court on 14 February next and released on bail.

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