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Nephew charged with assault as funeral is held for Colin Doherty

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Family and friends carry the coffin of Colin Doherty

Family and friends carry the coffin of Colin Doherty

Colin Doherty

Colin Doherty

Family and friends carry the coffin of Colin Doherty

Family and friends gathered at St Malachy's Chapel in Coleraine on Saturday morning to pay their final respects to Colin Doherty, who was found dead at a house in the town last week.

Mr Doherty's nephew, Matthew Andrew Stirling (25), of Tullyarton Road, Coleraine, has been charged with attempting to cause grievous bodily harm to Mr Doherty. He faced a second charge of being in possession of an offensive weapon, namely a hammer, with intent to commit an offence.

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Stirling was remanded in custody at Coleraine Magistrates Court until today, when he is set to appear via videolink at the same court. The judge said a bail application could be made then but that a bail address in the Coleraine area wouldn't be considered.

Belfast Telegraph