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20/10/2021

Man to contest assault charge

A charge of assaulting a woman is to be contested, Magherafelt Magistrates Court has heard.

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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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