Man suffered testicle bite - court told


Two women have appeared at a special sitting of Derry’s Magistrates Court charged in relation to an incident in Limavady during which a man sustained a bite wound to one of his testicles.

Kara Ann McColgan (34) of Good Shepherd Glen in the Waterside appeared on charges of grievous bodily harm, burglary with intent to cause GBH and common assault. Her co-accused, Emma Boyd (22) with an address at Drumachose Mews in Limavady, was charged with grievous bodily harm, burglary with intent and possession of an offensive weapon, namely a dinner plate.

The charges relate to an incident which took place at a flat at Roemill Gardens in Limavady on Friday June 14.

The court heard that at 1am on the morning in question, police received a report that a 15 year old male had sustained injuries during a fight at the address.

The investigating police officer told the court the man in question had sustained ligament damage to his right index finger, a bite mark to his upper left arm and a bite mark to his right testicle.

The court heard that the defendants had consumed a lot of alcohol and that McColgan and Boyd had been walking past Roemill Gardens when they heard shouting coming from a flat.

A PSNI officer said the women believed the shouting to be directed at them and had allegedly forced the door of the flat and entered the premises where a scuffle took place.

Kara Ann McColgan is accused of smashing a plate over the injured party’s head and proceeding to “carry out alleged stabbing motions.”

The investigating officer said the injured party had managed to get out of the flat and flagged down a passing police vehicle.

She went on to say that bail was opposed in the interest of both defendants for fear of retaliation and that police were awaiting more witness statements in relation to the incident.

A defence solicitor for Boyd and McColgan said her clients were “very remorseful” for their actions.

Both were released on their own bail of £500 by District Judge Barney McElholm and ordered not to consume alcohol or make any contact with witnesses. They were also ordered not to go to Limavady. The women are due to appear again on July 11.