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Man to stand trial for city car crash

By Alan Erwin

Published 02/12/2016

A man has been ordered to stand trial over a car crashing into a group of people in south Belfast.

Hugh McGrattan (25) appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court to face five counts of causing grievous bodily injury by dangerous driving.

The alleged offences relate to an incident close to the Boucher Road on November 30 last year. A TV crew was reportedly filming a reconstruction for a crime show in the area at the time.

The charges against McGrattan, of Whiterock Drive in Belfast, involve causing injury to three men and two women due to his driving on Falcon Road and Apollo Road. No further details were disclosed at yesterday's preliminary enquiry.

He declined to give evidence or call witnesses at this stage.

A prosecution lawyer submitted that he has a case to answer.

The accused is to be returned for trial at Belfast Crown Court on a date to be fixed.

McGrattan was released on continuing bail.

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