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Two men accused of wounding male with intent to cause GBH to face Crown Court

It is alleged that they unlawfully and maliciously wounded this individual with intent to do him grievous bodily harm

Craigavon Court

Two men who are accused of wounding another male with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm will face Crown Court proceedings next month.

Christopher Barry Carlisle, 36, of Spelga Place in Kilkeel, and Damien James McMahon, also 36, of Pinebank in Tullygally, both appeared at Craigavon Magistrates’ on Friday for the purposes of a preliminary enquiry (PE), the legal process during which a case is referred to the higher court.

The two defendants are charged with wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

As these charges were read, it was heard that the offence is alleged to have occurred on August 26, of 2019 and relate to a single male.

Appearing before the court, both men 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 counsels, for the defendants, made no contrary submissions.

Deputy District Judge Chris Holmes was satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer and Carlisle and McMahon were released on their own bail of £500 to appear before Craigavon Crown Court on February 19 for arraignment.

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