Doctor withdraws appeal against conviction

The courthouse at Bishop Street, Derry.
The courthouse at Bishop Street, Derry.

A doctor who was convicted of assaulting two police officers has withdrawn her appeal.

Eireann Kerr, of Marlborough Park South, Belfast, was convicted of four public order offences in April this year. They included disorderly behaviour, assaulting and resisting police.

The offences were committed in the Strand Road area of the city in December 2013.

The trainee anaesthetist was on a Christmas night out with colleagues from Altnagelvin Hospital when the incident occurred. It was accepted by the court that the 33-year-old’s drink had been spiked with the date rape drug GHB.

She received a conditional discharge for two months. However, Dr Kerr lodged an appeal against both her conviction and sentence.

The appeal was listed for hearing today however defence counsel Eoghan Devlin made an application to withdraw it.

The sentence was then formally affirmed by the county court judge.

Dr Kerr was not present in court for the hearing.