Judge’s disgust in case of accused ‘who battered and bit his fiancee’
A High Court judge expressed “disgust” yesterday over claims that a man bit, kicked and punched his fiancee during an alleged attack in Belfast.
Seamus Lowe is accused of leaving teeth marks on his partner's arm during the incident.
The 29-year-old faces a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm in connection with the attack in August.
Lowe, of Hawthorn Street, Belfast, was arrested and later released on magistrate’s bail.
But a Crown lawyer said police discovered the alleged victim again last week with blood-covered lips and bite marks to her neck.
Kate McKay, prosecuting, said the woman has not made a statement over the second alleged incident. Nor has Lowe been charged with any further offences.
It also emerged yesterday in court that his fiancee withdrew her complaint about the earlier alleged assault.
Despite this, prosecutors intend to summons her to give evidence in the case.
The judge, Lord Justice Coghlin, granted bail to Lowe and also imposed a curfew on the accused and identified an exclusion zone around the alleged victim's home.