Man denies sexual assault

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

A 40-year-old man has denied sexually assaulting a woman.

Patrick Sweeney, whose address was given on court papers as Methodist City Mission, pleaded not guilty to one charge of sexual assault by penetration.

The charge relates to an alleged incident between September 6 and 9, 2013.

Derry Crown Court heard the trial, which is expected to last three days, has been listed for hearing on March 2.

Sweeney was released on continuing bail to appear in court again for his trial.