Assault at taxi office ‘was not nice’

A Limavady couple convicted of assault and disorderly behaviour have been told by a judge it was “ridiculous” they were in court.

Dorothy Millar (42) and Geoffrey Millar (41), of Whitehill Park, Limavady, were sentenced at Limavady Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for the February 2 offences. They were bound over for one year in the sum of £500 for assault and conditionally discharged for two years for disorderly behaviour.

The court heard there had been an assault at a taxi office on Catherine Street where a female employee said she’d been punched in the nose and identified Geoffrey Millar as being responsible. He was arrested and later said he couldn’t remember as he was intoxicated at the time. Dorothy Millar was involved in a verbal altercation at the taxi office after she tried to get a taxi but was told it wasn’t going in her direction. The court heard the employee felt threatened she would be assaulted. Deputy District Judge Chris Holmes said it was as clear as mud to him what went on that night, and said for people of otherwise good character it was “ridiculous that you’re here”. Referring to the victim, Judge Holmes said: “She got punched in the nose which is not nice.”