Belfast Telegraph

Belfast couple are accused of city centre PSNI attack

By Ashleigh McDonald

A couple from east Belfast have appeared in court charged with an "unprovoked", drug-fuelled attack on a policewoman in the city centre.

Demi Moorhead and Jamie Lee Corry - both 22 and from Woodstock Road - were charged with a string of offences linked to an incident on Monday during which two officers were injured.

Corry faces eight charges including assaulting a police officer causing her actual bodily harm, making threats to kill police officers and possessing cocaine.

Moorhead faces six charges, including using disorderly behaviour in the vicinity of May Street, assaulting police and threatening police. Both also face a charge of damaging a PSNI motorcycle.

Belfast Magistrates Court heard the couple had come into Belfast to watch the Twelfth parades.

As the pair were being apprehended, it is alleged that they issued threats towards police while an officer was bitten on the finger by Moorhead, which required several stitches.

District judge Fiona Bagnall agreed to release Corry but not Moorhead, as "she has a clear propensity for violence".

Both are due in court on August 12.

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