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A Queen's University student who left a woman with a gash on her forehead after kicking a toilet door has been fined £250. (stock photo)

A Queen's University student who left a woman with a gash on her forehead after kicking a toilet door has been fined £250. (stock photo)

A Queen's University student who left a woman with a gash on her forehead after kicking a toilet door has been fined £250. (stock photo)

A Queen's University student who left a woman with a gash on her forehead after kicking a toilet door has been fined £250.

Newry Magistrates Court was told that Chloe Madigan, from the Upper Dromore Road in Warrenpoint, thought her friend was in the cubicle of the town's O'Dowds bar and needed help when she kicked it in July 2017.

A prosecutor told District Judge Eamon King the door struck the head of the woman inside the cubicle, leaving her with a gash on her forehead.

Defence counsel Kevin O'Hare urged the judge to convict Madigan of common assault rather than actual bodily harm given the low level of injury and the lack of intent, claiming that a stiff conviction would have "dire consequences" for the student.

But Mr King disagreed, asking: "How many times have I said to young people that actions have consequences?

"Unfortunately, people have to live with the consequences of their actions. This clearly is a case that fits that sentiment."

As well as the £250 fine, Madigan was ordered to pay a £15 offender's levy.

Belfast Telegraph


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