Man assaulted two females

A Greysteel man who assaulted two females has been told he is lucky he wasn’t sent straight to jail.

Pearse Brolly, whose address was given as Briar Hill Gardens, Greysteel, was sentenced for two counts of common assault at Limavady Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

On May 18, 2014, police received a report of a disturbance at a supermarket carpark. It was alleged Brolly had punched a female in the face and she had fallen to the ground. It was also reported the female suffered a cut to her lip.

The court heard a second female had redness to her left temple, and left hand side of her head. Brolly made a verbal admission to police, and said he had punched the first female with his fist and had pushed the second female, and had done so for his safety.

A defence solicitor told the court assault by a man on a woman was a serious matter.

District Judge Liam McNally told Brolly he was very fortunate he had entered a guilty plea because had he been convicted after a contest he would have sent him straight to prison. Brolly must complete 140 hours of community service and pay £100 compensation to each female victim.