Belfast Telegraph

Doctor's assault case is adjourned

By George Jackson

A district judge has granted time to a defence barrister to take instructions from an anaesthetist at Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry who is charged with assaulting two police officers at Strand Road police station last December.

Dr Eireann Kerr (30), from Marlborough Park South in Belfast, is charged with assaulting a male and a female police officer following a staff Christmas night out in Derry city centre last December 13.

She is further charged with resisting one of the officers and with disorderly behaviour, also last December 13.

A charge of possessing an offensive weapon, namely an Apple i-Phone on the same date, has been withdrawn.

Defence barrister Eoghan Devlin told District Judge Barney McElholm that papers in the case had just been served by the Public Prosecution Service and he therefore required time to take instructions from the defendant.

Mr McElholm adjourned the case until February 21.

The defendant, who was not in court, is on conditional bail.

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