Belfast Telegraph

Man charged with grievous bodily harm over football pitch attack

By Nevin Farrell

A man has appeared in court charged with unlawfully and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm on another man at a football match near Ballymena.

Adam Mairs (22), of Fenaghy Park, Galgorm, is alleged to have committed the offence on April 15.

The 40-year-old victim was playing for Holywell Football Club from Antrim town in a Ballymena Saturday Morning League match in Galgorm. At the time it was reported he had his jaw broken after a spectator ran onto the pitch.

At Ballymena Magistrates Court yesterday, a Public Prosecution Service representative said medical reports in the case were still outstanding.

Mairs was remanded on his own bail of £500 to appear again at the same court on December 10.

He was also ordered to have no contact with the alleged injured party, any witness in the case or any member of Holywell FC.

District Judge Des Perry said it was not yet clear whether the case would be heard in the Magistrates Court or the Crown Court.

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