Accused of attempting to choke woman

A 38-year-old man has appeared in court accused of attempting to choke a woman.

Eugene Columba Augustus Doherty, whose address was given on court papers as Abbots Walk, is further charged with common assault.

The charges relate to an alleged incident on December 29 last.

An investigating officer told Derry Magistrate’s Court he believed he could connect Doherty to the charges.

Paddy MacDermott, defending, told the court the charges relate to an allegation of domestic violence.

However, he said it is understood the alleged injured party has withdrawn her statement of complaint.

Doherty was released on continuing bail and banned from having any contact with the woman.

He was also banned from entering two streets in the Ballymagroarty estate.

He will appear in court again on February 5.