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Lurgan man accused of GBH on female to face Crown Court

He was released on continuing bail to appear at Craigavon Crown Court next month

Craigavon-Courthouse

A Lurgan man accused of causing grievous bodily harm on a female will face Crown Court proceedings next month.

The 31-year-old appeared at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court for the purposes of a preliminary enquiry (PE), the legal process during which a case is referred to the higher court.

Dean Dunlop, of Ashleigh Crescent, is charged with grievous bodily harm with intent.

As the charges were read, it was heard that the offence was  alleged to have occurred between December 4 and 7, of 2020, with a single female injured party.

Appearing via videolink from his solicitor’s office, 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 barrister Conor Lunny made no contrary submissions.

District Judge Bernie Kelly, satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer, released Dunlop on continuing bail to appear at Craigavon Crown Court on February 15.

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