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Man accused of assaulting female granted bail and told not to contact her by any means

When asked if he understood the charge replied: 'Yep'

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A Gilford man, who appeared in court accused of a assaulting a woman, has been ordered to have no contact with the alleged injured party as he was released on bail.

When asked if he understood the charge, the 53-year-old replied: “Yep.”

William David Kennedy, Dunbarton Street, appeared charged with common assault at Banbridge Magistrates’ Court – sitting at Newry – on Thursday.

As the charges were read, it was heard that the defendant is accused of assaulting a female on December 5.

Standing in the dock, when asked if he understood the charges Kennedy replied: “Yep.”

A constable stated that she believed she could connect the defendant to the charges before the court.

Prosecution applied for a five week adjournment whilst a full file was awaited.

Kennedy was released on his own bail of £250 to appear again on February 2, a condition of this was that he have no contact directly, indirectly or via a third party with the alleged injured party.

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