Man jailed for assault


A 42-year-old man who assaulted a woman has been jailed for five months.

Martin Patrick Paul McLaughlin, of Damien House, Foyle Road, pleaded guilty to common assault and making a threat to kill.

The charges relate to an incident on October 29, last year in which a woman was assaulted.

Derry Magistrates Court heard McLaughlin has been in custody since the date of offence and has served the equivalent of a four month sentence.

He is likely to be released within the next week.