A 27-year-old man who breached his bail conditions when he got drunk after coming into the city for the Aprrentice Boys Parade on August 8 has been remanded in custody after he appeared at Derry magistrate’s court this morning.
Jason Trevor Devenny whose address was orginally given to the court as Harkness Gardens in Derry had been bailed to an address in Coleraine in February of this year after he was arrested on supsicion of burglarly and attempted grevious bodily harm.
Sitting District Judge Ann Marshall refused bail after the officer who arrested Devenny on August 10 told the court that he had reviewed CCTV evidence which showed that he had been at the Simon Community at Bond’s Hill attempting to make contact with the alleged injured party in the case.
A resident of the Simon Community told police that Devenny had arrived at around 6.15pm, highly intoxicated and had asked him to assault Blaithnaid Kenny on his behalf after he discovered that she wasn’t there. Kenny reported the incident to police when she returned to the hostel the next evening.
Devenny told police that he had no recollection of whether he had been at the Simon Community or not.
District Judge Marshall said that breaching the no alcohol condition of Devenny’s bail was enough to remand him in custody until he appears in court on September 3.