Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland trainee lawyer charged with assaults on woman

By George Jackson

A trainee solicitor has appeared in court accused of a series of assaults on the same woman.

Kevin McDaid, who was at  Londonderry Magistrates Court yesterday, is said to have committed 13 offences on dates between May and October last year.

The 31-year-old faces eight charges of assault, one of false imprisonment, two of causing criminal damage to the woman’s mobile phones, and one of causing criminal damage to an item of her clothing.

A police officer said he was confident he could connect the defendant to all of the charges.

The case was adjourned until March 28 and the defendant, who is originally from Prince’s Terrace in Derry but currently lives at a bail address on the Ormeau Road in Belfast, was released on continuing bail until that date.

As part of his release conditions McDaid is banned from contacting the complainant and must reside at his bail address in Belfast.

He is banned from consuming alcohol and from possessing alcohol either for himself or for a third party.

The defendant must also submit to a breathalyser test if asked to do so by the police.

McDaid is only allowed to enter Derry for the purpose of employment, and when he arrives from Belfast by train he must walk from the train station and along Craigavon Bridge, and leave the city by the same route.

He must also observe an 11pm to 6am curfew.

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