Priest case judge takes ill

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The jury in the trial of a priest accused of indecently assaulting a teenage girl have been sent home for the day after the judge hearing the case took ill.

The Derry Crown Court jury of four men and eight women in the case of Fr Eugene Boland were told Judge Stephen Fowler was going to hospital for tests.

Fr Boland (66), of Parochial House, Killyclogher Road, Omagh, denies five charges of indecently assaulting a 14-year-old girl between June 28, 1990 and June 30, 1992.

The jury were told the trial wasn’t in a position to continue today and were asked to come back to court tomorrow.