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Ballykelly off bounds to attack accused

By Alan Erwin

A man accused of breaking into a house where another man was stabbed in the head must keep out of the victim's home village, a High Court judge ordered today.

Mr Justice Gillen banned Patrick McDonald from entering Ballykelly in Co Derry as part of conditions under which he was granted bail.

McDonald (24) faces a charge of burglary with intent to cause grievous bodily harm over the alleged attack in nearby Limavady on March 19. A co-accused is charged with attempted murder in same incident.

McDonald, of Sperrin Road in Limavady, and 28-year-old William Young, from Glenmore Gardens in the town, were arrested close to the scene. It is alleged that both forced their way into the home of Young's ex-partner in the Coolessan Walk area, where they punched and kicked her new boyfriend. Young is alleged to have grabbed a knife and stabbed him in the head. With Young already out on bail, prosecution counsel confirmed police no longer opposed the release of McDonald.

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