Man charged with assaulting cousin

Derry's Courthouse on Bishop Street. 3003JM66
Derry's Courthouse on Bishop Street. 3003JM66

A 45-year-old man has appeared in court accused of assaulting his cousin.

Michael Coyle, whose address was given on court papers as Moss Park, faces one charge of common assault.

The charge relates to an alleged incident on December 20.

An investigating officer told Derry Magistrates Court he believed he could connect Coyle to the charges.

The 45-year-old was released of his own bail of £500 to reside at an address in Kerrigan Close.

He was banned from consuming alcohol and from having any contact with the alleged injured party.

Coyle was also ordered to stay out of the Moss Park area.

The 45-year-old will appear in court again on January 19.