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Accused 'stamped man's head repeatedly'

A man's head was allegedly stamped on repeatedly during an attack outside a Co Londonderry pub, the High Court has been told.

The victim was then kicked again as his wife tended to him on the ground, prosecutors claimed.

Jason Murphy faces charges of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent, common assault and disorderly behaviour over the incident in Limavady.

The 20-year-old, of Mount Eden in the town, was refused bail.

Murphy is alleged to have carried out the attack in the Catherine Street area on the night of July 12.

CCTV footage and witness statements have been obtained as part of the police investigation.

Kate McKay, prosecuting, said Murphy is alleged to have stamped on his victim's head twice. The accused walked away before returning and launching another attack, it was claimed.

Murphy insisted he acted in self-defence and denied any kicking or stamping, the court heard.

Refusing him bail, Mr Justice Weir stated: "This is a most unmeritorious application on many fronts."

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