A charge of assaulting a woman is to be contested, Magherafelt Magistrates Court has heard.
Stanley Cecil Alexander Forysthe (48) from Brough Road, Castledawson, is alleged to have committed the offence against a female on September 28.
A defending lawyer previously highlighted the potential of a withdrawal statement and the prosecution advised enquiries around this would be looked into.
However, at the most recent sitting the court was told the matter is proceeding.
The defence entered a not guilty plea on his client’s behalf.
District Judge Oonagh Mullan remanded Forsythe on continuing bail to return to court on January 22 when a contest date is to be fixed.
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