Soldier accused of biting man’s nose

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An Irish soldier has denied biting part of a man’s nose off.

Barry Fitzgerald, whose address was given on court papers as Doire House, Drumnishear, Carrigans, co.Donegal, pleaded not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

The charges relate to an alleged incident in the Waterloo Place area on April 14, last year.

Derry Crown Court heard the trial, which is expected to last three to four days, has been listed for May 28.

The 24-year-old was released on continuing bail and will appear in court again on the date of trial.