Derry man pleads guilty to Jimmy Carr assault
A Londonderry man has pleaded guilty to assaulting former SDLP councillor Jimmy Carr during the recent election campaign, but has denied making a threat to kill him.
Robert Fisher (29), of Ivy Mead Mews, appeared at the Magistrates Court in the city yesterday.
He admitted a charge of assaulting Mr Carr on May 6 this year, but when a charge of making a threat to kill the former SDLP councillor was put to him, he denied it.
No details of the charges were given in court and the case was adjourned until August 11.
The assault occurred when Mr Carr, then a sitting SDLP councillor, was canvassing in the Carnhill area of Derry during the recent local government elections along with his mother. Mr Carr subsequently resigned from the council.