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Tandragee man in court accused of causing GBH to two police officers in Portadown

Lisburn Courthouse

A Tandragee teenager accused of assaulting two police officers in Portadown has been remanded in custody.

Jake Buckley, of Ballybeg Park, appeared before Lisburn Magistrates’ Court charged with two counts of grievous bodily harm, assault on police, criminal damage and resisting police.

The 19-year-old is alleged to have carried out the offences on Bridge Street in Portadown on Saturday evening, January 28.

It is understood a police constable and a sergeant sustained a broken finger and a dislocated knee cap in the alleged incident.

A 15-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy were also arrested in relation to the incident but later de-arrested and left with their parents.

During today’s brief hearing, Buckley, appearing via videolink from police custody, stated his name and date of birth and confirmed he understood the charges against.

Defence solicitor Gabriel Ingram said he was not making an application for bail on behalf of his client at this stage.

District Judge Rosie Watters remanded Buckely into custody and adjourned the case until February 24.

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Read more: Police officers sustained dislocated knee and broken finger in Portadown incident

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