A man stabbed to death last week was on bail for allegedly attacking two women, a court heard today .
Last Friday at Newtownards Magistrates Court, 35-year-old Daniel Szcezyelak was charged with the murder of Nigel Orr-McAuley on 14 July this year.
The 53-year-old was stabbed to death at Szcezyelak’s home on the Beatrice Road in Bangor and it is understood the incident was reported to police shortly after midnight but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
At the same court today, defence counsel Stuart Magee said Mr Orr-McAuley had “sadly passed away”, a position confirmed by a prosecuting lawyer, who asked Deputy District Judge Philip Mateer to formally withdraw the charges.
Orr-McAuley, with an address at Castle Park Avenue in Bangor, had been accused of attempting to assault two women to cause them actual bodily harm on 16 December last year.
None of the facts for those offences were opened in court and they were dismissed by DJ Mateer.
The case against Szcezyelak is due to be mentioned on 11 August.