A bench warrant has been issued for a Dungannon man who was granted bail last week.
Court previously heard the 25-year-old had served the equivalent of a four-month prison sentence and that the trial did not go ahead due to the non-appearance of the alleged injured party.
Dominic Patrick McSorley, of Drumcoo Green, is charged with common assault, two counts of criminal damage, threats to damage property and intimidation of a witness.
But he did not appear at Armagh Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.
District Judge Copeland stated last week: “Given the way things have unfolded I find that it would be disproportionate that he should spend at least another month in custody.”
And he also warned McSorley: “Christmas is not an excuse for drinking as this had been linked to the offending.”
However, on Tuesday the defendant’s non-appearance was noted by the same judge, who in turn issued a bench warrant for his arrest.
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