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Maginnis in court on assault charge

A House of Lords peer has appeared in court on an assault charge, it has been revealed.

Former Ulster Unionist Lord Ken Maginnis of Drumglass, 75, is accused of common assault, a Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service spokeswoman said.

He attended Dungannon Magistrates' Court in Co Tyrone on Friday. The alleged incident happened on June 7 last year.

The defendant is from Park Lane in Dungannon.

A courts service spokeswoman said: "He faces one charge of common assault against Keith Kirk."

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