Belfast man accused of pouring cooking oil over partner
A man allegedly poured cooking oil over his partner's head during an attack on New Year's Eve, a court heard today.
Michael Scott is also accused of inflicting blows to the woman and tipping dish-washing liquid over her at their home in Belfast.
The 31-year-old, of Ainsworth Avenue in the city, faces a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He was due to appear before Belfast Magistrates' Court, but remained in the cells for undisclosed reasons.
With the case proceeding in his absence, a prosecution lawyer confirmed the alleged victim has said she does not want to pursue a complaint.
However, District Judge George Conner was told photographs of her injuries were taken with her consent.
The prosecutor said they showed a cut to to the top of the woman's head.
She added that Scott is alleged to have poured cold cooking oil and dish-washing liquid over her head.
An investigating officer saw a green-coloured fluid on the woman's face and body, the court heard.
According to police the incident early on December 31 followed drink and drug-taking.
Mr Conner agreed to grant bail if an address approved by the PSNI can be found.
He banned Scott from contacting the alleged victim or loitering within one mile of Answorth Avenue.
Imposing a prohibition on any alcohol or non-prescription drugs, Mr Conner ordered the accused to be in court on Tuesday to confirm the release terms.