Belfast Telegraph

Thug assaulted solicitor at Belfast court after losing case

By Alan Erwin

A solicitor assaulted after a court case was left almost frozen in terror, she recalled.

The lawyer told Belfast Magistrates Court how Leslie Caskey ran at her, jerked his head in and issued a threat.

She said: "He just looked straight into my eyes and said 'You see you, you f****** b****, I will get you."

Caskey (45), of Waringhall Place, Lurgan, Co Armagh, was convicted yesterday of common assault.

The incident occurred outside the Laganside court complex in Belfast in April last year.

At the time, Caskey had just lost a civil case in which the victim was representing the other side.

No details of that case can be reported for legal reasons.

Giving evidence on the assault charge, the solicitor said she saw Caskey emerge looking angry. "He was running towards me. I thought he was coming for me," she said.

Caskey was convicted of the assault charge, with sentencing due to take place in four weeks' time.

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