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Son barred from seeing mother after smashing his head through window

A man accused of smashing his head through a window in a bid to get into his mother's house must have no further contact with her, a High Court judge has ordered as he was given bail.

Mr Justice Horner imposed the prohibition on Francis Devine after describing their relationship as abusive.

Devine was barred from entering his home town as part of bail conditions. The 22-year-old, of Coney Park, Coalisland, Co Tyrone, faces charges of criminal damage and assault on police. Officers were called to the house he shares with his mother last Saturday amid claims he was attacking a door and trying to gain entry, the court heard.

According to prosecution barrister Kate McKay, Devine allegedly fled when he saw them arrive. She said: "Police spoke to the injured party and she said her son had smashed a glass pane in the back door of her house with his head.

"She said it would cost around £100 to repair it."

Devine allegedly refused to get into a police car at his arrest.

The court also heard details of alcohol issues involving Devine and his mother.

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