Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 21 August 2014

Son accused of assault on mother’s partner is banned from leaving estate

A man accused of arming himself with a 9in kitchen knife before attacking his mother’s partner has been banned from leaving a Londonderry housing estate.

Sean Devlin (23) was ordered to stay within the city’s Galliagh area as part of conditions imposed for his release on bail.

Devlin faces charges of common assault, aggravated assault and possession of an offensive weapon.

He is also accused of making a threat to kill against his mother.

The High Court was told the alleged offences relate to an incident at a house in Cornshell Fields, Derry, on April 9.

Crown counsel Conor Maguire said police arrived to find Devlin’s mother at the front door and claiming he was assaulting her partner.

Officers went into the living room and saw the accused and the other man wrestling on the floor, it was claimed.

Mr Maguire said: “At this time police seized a knife in two parts, with a black handle and a silver blade approximately 9in long.”

With the court told that a bail address at Galliagh Park was available, defence counsel Mark Reel said issues between the accused and his mother were down to living in the same house and taking drink.

A ban on alcohol and any contact with the alleged victims was also imposed.

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