Hurling star Watson and dad deny assault and GBH charges
One of Co Antrim's greatest hurling stars has been accused of using a hurling stick as an offensive weapon with intent to commit grievous bodily harm.
Liam Watson (35) of Scally Park, Loughgiel, appeared at Coleraine Magistrates Court on Monday, where it was heard not guilty pleas were previously entered to the four charges he faces, which also include common assault and two counts of criminal damage. They relate to an alleged incident on November 7, 2016.
Watson's father, Patrick Watson (57), from a different address at Scally Park, is also charged in relation to the alleged incident.
He has also pleaded not guilty.
He faces two charges - assault occasioning actual bodily harm on a man and possession of an offensive weapon, a hurling stick, with intent to commit grievous bodily harm.
The cases are fixed for a contest later this month.