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Trio accused of affray and assault occasioning actual bodily harm four years ago appear in court

All were released on their own bail to appear before Craigavon Crown Court for arraignment in February

Craigavon Court

A Portadown trio facing charges of affray and assault occasioning actual bodily harm –  alleged to have occurred almost four years ago – will face the Crown Court next month.

One of the defendants also faces further allegations of assaulting and resisting police officers.

Sharon Herron, 20, of Ballybay Park, Mark Kennedy, 24, of Drumannon Park, and Christopher William Kennedy, 29, of Queen Street, appeared charged with affray and two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

Herron is also accused of handling stolen goods and as the charges were read it was revealed this related to an Huawei mobile phone.

Meanwhile, Christopher Kennedy also faces two counts of assaulting an officer and resisting police.

All offences are alleged to have occurred on January 23, 2016.

Standing in the dock, the defendants 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.

Legal representation for the three accused made no contrary submissions.

Deputy District Judge Philip Mateer said that he was satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer.

All three defendants were released on their own bail of £400 to appear at Craigavon Crown Court on February 11 for arraignment.

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