Belfast Telegraph

Man 'put girlfriend's fingers in scissors'

By Paul Higgins

A woman was beaten up by her violent partner who put her fingers between a pair of scissors, a court has been told.

The disturbing claim came during a failed bail application on behalf of 54-year-old James Doran, who was accused of possessing an offensive weapon and multiple counts of assault.

The call centre worker was in the dock on Saturday after being arrested on Friday on charges of beating up his girlfriend whom he is also accused of attempting to choke, suffocate or strangle.

Police opposed bail, citing how Doran had been arrested twice previously on allegations of domestic abuse.

A detective told Belfast Magistrates Court the woman was taken to hospital last Friday with "bruises to her face and black eyes".

It was said that during PSNI interviews relating to these matters Doran, of no fixed address, "exercised his right to silence".

He was remanded in custody until June 6.

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