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Man accused of assaulting woman whilst trespassing at her Markethill home

Armagh Magistrates Court

A man accused of trespassing at a property in Markethill, causing damage and assaulting a woman, whilst in breach of a restraining order, is to face the Crown Court.

Robert Aleksander Rusek appeared before Armagh Magistrates’ Court, sitting at Newry Courthouse, for the purposes of a preliminary enquiry (PE), the legal process during which a case is referred to the higher court.

The 37-year-old, of Lisdrum Avenue in Newry, is charged with burglary with intent to cause unlawful damage, breach of a restraining order, indictable common assault and two counts of criminal damage.

It is alleged that the offences took place on February 11 of this year at an address in Markethill.

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 Anne Marshall, satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer, released the defendant on his own bail of £500, to return to Newry Crown Court for trial, appearing on October 11 for arraignment.

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