Belfast Telegraph

Man denies knife and rape attack

By Alan Erwin

A Co Armagh man allegedly raped and stabbed a woman after they met in Belfast, the High Court has heard.

Barry Dullaghan (32) is accused of taking her back to his home to carry out the attack last weekend.

But his lawyers challenged the reliability of the alleged victim's account, and insisted any sex was consensual.

Dullaghan, of Cathedral Road in Armagh, denies charges of rape and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

During a bail application it was claimed that the woman was subjected to a sexual assault and suffered knife wounds on March 10.

The court heard differing accounts of how the two had met and how long they had known each other.

Bail was opposed due to a risk of interference with witnesses in the case.

Adjourning the application, Mrs Justice Keegan indicated she would allow more time for police to continue their investigations.

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