An Armagh man accused of breaching a restraining order – who has breached bail three times – has been released once again pending a pre-sentence report.
Leroy Brady, of Drumbreda Avenue, appeared before Armagh Magistrates’ Court, sitting at Newry Courthouse on Tuesday, for a breach of bail application.
The 45-year-old – who appeared via video-link from Dungannon Custody Suite – had been on bail, awaiting sentence for the charges of two breaches of a restraining order.
Brady is currently facing the two charges of breach of a restraining order, which relate to incidents which allegedly occurred between June 20 and October 9, 2022.
The court heard that police had arrived at his house and found him intoxicated, but as he was due for a pre-sentence report, they were “happy enough” for him to be released again.
Defence solicitor Jarlath Fields, said: “The case is due to be dealt with next week by way of pre-sentence report.
“He’s already met with the probation officer, so hopefully that will be compiled for next week.”
The defence explained that the defendant had been invited to Belfast to meet a number of friends, and when he arrived there by bus, he was offered “a few drinks”.
Brady was able to get back to Armagh in time for his curfew, but when police arrived at the house, he was found to be under the influence of alcohol, which was in breach of his conditions.
District Judge Anne Marshall asked: “This is his third breach of bail Mr Fields. Have they all been alcohol?”
Defence replied that one of the breaches in the past had been contact with the injured party.
District Judge Marshall said: “Mr Brady, I’m going to give you bail again this time, but you really need to stop breaching it otherwise next time you might have to stay in custody.”
Brady was re-released on the same bail conditions, and the case was adjourned until next week for the pre-sentence report.