Belfast Telegraph

Man's attack after 4.30am wake-up call

By Ashleigh McDonald

A 33-year-old who attacked a man 10 years his junior he called at his flat in the early hours looking for a party has been handed an eight-month sentence.

Seamus McGranaghan, from Merrion Park in Belfast, admitted a charge of assaulting the injured party causing him actual bodily harm.

The attack occurred shortly after 4.30am on February 23 last year, after a group of four men called at McGranaghan's then home in north Belfast and woke him from his sleep.

Crown prosecutor Kate McKay said that prior to attack, which took place in the street, McGranaghan had been in his flat with another man and woman but had gone to bed.

At around 4.30am, McGranaghan's cousin called to the flat with three other males. They left, but McGranaghan then confronted them in the street where the assault took place.

Despite the jail term, McGranaghan will be eligible for release soon as he has already served time on remand for the offence.

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