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A Bulgarian man who only recently arrived in Northern Ireland, has been ordered to surrender his passport and identity card after appearing in court charged with sexual assault

A Bulgarian man who only recently arrived in Northern Ireland, has been ordered to surrender his passport and identity card after appearing in court charged with sexual assault

A Bulgarian man who only recently arrived in Northern Ireland, has been ordered to surrender his passport and identity card after appearing in court charged with sexual assault

A Bulgarian man who only recently arrived in Northern Ireland, has been ordered to surrender his passport and identity card after appearing in court charged with sexual assault.

Argir Gunchev (36) whose address was given as The Square, Moy allegedly committed the offence against a woman on November 21.

A police officer told Dungannon Magistrates Court Gunchev could be connected to the charge.

When it was confirmed bail terms would include the surrender of documents, a defence lawyer explained Gunchev had only arrived from his native country a few days before the alleged offence, and resides with family.

Without the passport or identity card, he is therefore unable to apply for a National Insurance number or benefits.

Along with the surrender of documents, District Judge John Meehan ordered no contact with the complainant by any means whatsoever, including through a third party.

The case will return to court on January 23.

Belfast Telegraph


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