A Warrenpoint man who is accused of a serious assault is to face Crown Court proceedings next month.
The 28-year-old appeared at Newry Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday for the purposes of a preliminary enquiry (PE), the legal process during which a case is referred to the higher court.
Mark Quinn, of Ganna Way, is charged with one count of grievous bodily harm with intent.
As the charge was read, it was heard that the defendant is accused of committing this on October 24, of last year.
Appearing in court, Quinn 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 barrister Kevin Magill made no contrary submissions.
District Judge Eamonn King said that he was satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer.
The defendant was released on continuing bail to appear before Newry Crown Court on June 22 for arraignment.