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GBH accused Martin Mullan case sent to the Crown Court

By Nevin Farrell

A man charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent to a man last October and possessing a baseball bat with intent to commit the offence has had his case sent to Antrim Crown Court.

Martin Mullan (47), of Tullaghans Road, Dunloy, Co Antrim, is also alleged to have possessed a .22 calibre spring-powered air rifle without holding a firearms certificate and having a gas-fired Colt Double Eagle 9mm PAKpistol on October 3 last year.

Previous hearings at Coleraine Magistrate's Court heard Mullan had been charged with attempting to murder the same man on October 2 last year but that charge was not put to him yesterday. Mullan confirmed he had no objections to the proceedings being held.

A prosecutor said she believed there was a case to answer and a defence lawyer had no contrary submissions. District Judge Liam McNally said he held there was a case to answer.

The prosecutor asked for the case to be returned to Antrim Crown Court for arraignment in October and the accused was released on continuing bail.

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