Damaged brother’s car ‘beyond repair’

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

A county Donegal man has admitted smashing the windscreens of his brother’s car.

James McClean, whose address was given as Meenagowna, Burtonport, is charged with possessing an iron bar and criminal damage.

The charge relates to an incident in the Carnhill area of Derry on July 15.

Derry Magistrates Court heard the windscreen and driver’s side window of the car was ‘smashed beyond repair’ in the attack.

It was also revealed that the car belonged to the 43-year-old’s brother and sister-in-law.

McClean was released on his own bail of £500 to reside at an address in Greenhaw Terrace.

He is banned from contacting the injured partIES and from entering Carnhill.

Deputy District Judge Sean O’Hare adjourned sentencing for a probation pre-sentence report to be compiled.

McClean will appear in court again on August 22. He was advised to save money to pay for the damage caused.