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A three-year-old girl suffered burns to her face when a kettle of water was thrown in Co Down, the PSNI said

A three-year-old girl suffered burns to her face when a kettle of water was thrown in Co Down, the PSNI said

A three-year-old girl suffered burns to her face when a kettle of water was thrown in Co Down, the PSNI said

A Co Down man has been remanded in custody after a three-year-old girl and two men had boiling water from a kettle thrown over them.

Martin Kernaghan (41) with an address at Drumlin Grange, Ballyward, was charged with intending to cause grievous bodily harm.

He was also charged with assault causing actual bodily harm following the incident on Thursday evening.

The incident happened at about 7.35pm. Boiling water was thrown from a kettle, hitting two men (31 and 36) and the toddler.

During the hearing at Newry Magistrates Court, the defendant's solicitor said his client had recently been released from a psychiatric unit against his wishes.

Belfast Telegraph