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Markethill man accused of GBH to face Crown Court

He was released on continuing bail to appear before Newry Crown Court in March

Newry Courthouse

A Markethill man accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm upon another male will face Crown Court proceedings next month.

The 29-year-old appeared before Armagh Magistrates’ Court, sitting at Newry, for the purposes of a preliminary enquiry (PE), the legal process during which a case is referred to the higher court.

Darren Simon McDowell, of Gosford Gardens, is charged with a single count of grievous bodily harm.

As the charge was read, it was heard that this offence was alleged to have been committed on January 2, 2020.

Appearing in court, the defendant made no objection to the holding of a preliminary enquiry.

Prosecution submitted that based on the papers before the court there was a prima facie case to answer.

Defence counsel made no contrary submissions.

District Judge Bernie Kelly, satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer, released McDowell on continuing bail to appear before Newry Crown Court on March 1 for arraignment.

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