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16/09/2021

Derry man to face trial on kidnapping and serious assault charges in Coleraine next month

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A Derry man has been returned for trial on a series of kidnapping, false imprisonment and assault charges. James Doherty (27) of Joseph's Place in Derry appeared at a preliminary enquiry at Derry Magistrate's Court sitting in Omagh today. Doherty faces a total of 14 charges including four assaults, one charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, blackmail, kidnap, two charges of false imprisonment, three counts of criminal damage and two robbery charges. All of the charges relate to dates between November 20 and December 7 2017. It was accepted there was a case to answer and Doherty said he did not wish to call any witnesses or make any statement at this time. Doherty was returned for trial in custody to Derry Crown Court sitting in Coleraine on August 23.

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